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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139945
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1
Owner/operator:767 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XT862
C/n / msn: 2426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 miles off Newquay, Cornwall. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (EGVL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Both engines flamed out in recovery from steep climb. Crashed in sea 25 miles off Newquay, Cornwall.
RAF 115Sqn Argosy calibrating St Mawgan ILS was asked to use its UHF DF to locate crash site.
Pilot (Commander W.Hawley) ejected at 6,000ft and navigator (Lt P. S. J. Love) ejected at 5,000ft. Both were unhurt & injured, both were recovered by a Sea King SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, and taken to RAF St.Mawgan

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
2. http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
3. https://www.phantomf4k.org/index.cfm?fa=contentImageGallery.listImages&directoryId=4136
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2011 16:43 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Nov-2011 19:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
12-Jan-2013 08:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 03:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
09-Jun-2013 03:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Feb-2014 12:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
01-Mar-2014 15:24 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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