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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139976
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:21-SEP-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4H-1 Phantom II
Owner/operator:McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation
Registration: 142259
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edwards Air Force Base, California (EDW/KEDW) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
142259 was the YF-4H-1 Phantom II prototype. Crashed near Edwards AFB, California, due to failure of the aft access door of the right engine during the 296th flight in its flight test program.

Test pilot Gerald "Zeke" Huelsbeck initiated seat ejection sequence but was killed when he ejected too low for chute to deploy

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20120818194631/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/US_Phantoms_01.htm
https://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=1964349
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.5053phantoms.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=22&pid=8327#top_display_media]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Nov-2011 21:41 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Feb-2013 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:08 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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