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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153191
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:02-NOV-1962
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:VMF(AW)-531, USMC
Registration: 149462
C/n / msn: 179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 miles North of MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MACS Cherry Point, NC
Destination airport:
Narrative:
F‑4B Phantom 149462 'EC' of VMF (AW)-531 US Marine Corps, based at Cherry Point. Written off November 2 1962 when lost control north of MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Aircraft suffered a double generator failure (Ram Air Turbine, RAT, failed to function as advertised) and crashed 30-miles north of MCAS Cherry Point.

British exchange pilot Squadron Leader Ian B. Hamilton (pilot) and Capt Dan Benn (RIO) made the first successful USMC squadron-level ejection from a F-4 Phantom from this aircraft on this day

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171115212455/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_PHANTOM_USA/f4_phantom_US_1959-1965.htm
http://www.carsonhowe.com/files/History_of_vmf_531.pdf
http://simhq.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2042660/Okay_said_I_d_follow_up_and.html
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=83
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt3]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2013 16:14 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Feb-2013 16:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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