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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148743
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1
Owner/operator:767 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XT876
C/n / msn: 2856
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trevose Head, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (EGDY)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Loss of control at altitude, entered spin at 31,000 feet. Crashed 27 miles NW of RAF St.Mawgan, aircraft hit sea off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Both crew ejected at 15,000 ft

Parachute malfunction resulted in death of the pilot, Lt Cmdr Simon Idens; navigator Lt R C O'Connor survived

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1970-75.htm
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?33541-Simons-Sircus-Lt-Cdr-Simon-Idiens
4. www.thephantomshrine.co.uk/hist.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2012 07:18 AvDb Added
12-Jan-2013 14:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Jan-2013 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2013 01:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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