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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148699
Last updated: 20 January 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1973
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: XT869
C/n / msn: 2623
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tentsmuir Forest, Near Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGDL)
Narrative:
Crashed into Tentsmuir Forest on 15/10/1973 while on approach to Leuchars, Fife after both engines failed. The crew ejected safely at 400 ft. Crew later named as Lt. J. Hooton and Lt. D. J. Lortscher

Wreckage struck off charge 3/12/1974 at RNAS Lee-on-Solent

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20160324100552/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/BASES_RAF/Leuchars/raf_leuchars.htm
2. http://www.oocities.org/g111258/Accidents.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
4. http://www.5053phantoms.com/SN_RAF_RN/index-Dateien/frame.html

Phantom FG.1 of 767 Naval Air Squadron parked

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2012 09:38 AvDb Added
09-Sep-2012 15:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
16-Jan-2013 15:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
02-May-2013 00:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2013 08:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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