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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139947
Last updated: 25 July 2019
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Date:29-JUN-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG Mk.1
Owner/operator:892 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XV565
C/n / msn: 2872
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Mayport, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cecil Field AFB, Florida
Destination airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Florida coast
Narrative:
Whilst flying from Cecil Field AFB in Florida, during low level during air combat manoeuvres, XV565 crashed into sea off Mayport, Florida, USA. Both crew members - Lt D.A.Hill (pilot) and Lt. M.J.W.Grainger‑Holcombe (navigator) - ejected safely and were picked up by a SAR helicopter from NAS Jacksonville

Sources:

1. http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
3. http://www.ourlifeboat.org/gallery/Aircraft/album/slides/Phantom%20XV565.htm
4. http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/AirSea/ArkRoyal/ArkRoy1/ArkRoyal.html
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2011 16:56 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jan-2012 14:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Jan-2013 13:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jun-2013 12:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]

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