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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148134
Last updated: 20 April 2019
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Date:29-JUL-1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 153054
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:134
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USS Forrestal, Gulf of Tonkin -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in fire on USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin Jul 29, 1967.
During preparations for launch of a F-4, a "Zuni" rocket accidentally fired and struck an
A-4E external wing-mounted fuel tank, causing fires and bombs to explode.
Total 134 killed, 161 injured, 21 aircraft lost.

Sources:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_fire


Revision history:

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31-Aug-2012 01:48 Uli Elch Added

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