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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146481
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C-38-MC Phantom II
Owner/operator:67th TRW, 45th TRS, USAF (67th TRW, 45th TRS, United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-0586
C/n / msn: 3562
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 miles SW of Gainsville, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bergstrom AFB, Texas
Destination airport:
RF-4C Phantom II 68-0586, based Bergstrom AFB, TX. Destroyed on March 5, 1974 in a night time mid-air collision with another Phantom (71-0257). Crashed 6 miles south west of Gainesville, Texas. Pilot Major D. C. Cartwright ejected . Captain Meinholf Hoelscher (German exchange pilot from Luftwaffe AG51) killed.


Revision history:

25-Jun-2012 09:48 TB Added
07-Feb-2013 10:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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