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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139973
Last updated: 11 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Owner/operator:33rd TFW USAF (33rd Tactical Fighter Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-0518
C/n / msn: 3711
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Seeps, 12 miles NE of Rachel, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada
Destination airport:
On 9/2/77, the F-4E 68-0518 call sign 'UKE 21' operated by the 33 TFW, Eglin AFB, Florida, crashed during Exercise "Red Flag 77-9". The aircraft was flying as lead of a flight of two for the Blue Forces. The aircraft impacted the ground in a 25 degree nose down angle at 310 KIAS as the aircrew attempted to negate a stern gun attack by Hawk 42, an F-15 aggressor.

The pilot, Captain David W. Sanden and weapons systems officer, 1st Lieutenant James I. Lewis III were killed in the accident.

Sources: [photos of wreckage]

Revision history:

20-Nov-2011 18:34 Dr. John Smith Added

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