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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153195
Last updated: 10 April 2019
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Date:13-MAY-1963
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:VF-121, US Navy
Registration: 148419
C/n / msn: 104
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Miramar, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Miramar, California
Destination airport:
Narrative:
F‑4B Phantom II BuAer No 148419 'NJ' of VF‑121, at NAS Miramar, CA, USA. Crashed and destroyed on May 13 1963: pilot attempted to rotate (lift off runway) at too low an airspeed; aircraft crashed back onto the runway at NAS Miramar.

Pilot - Lt. Cdr. J.F.Nichols - ejected OK. RIO (not named) remained with aircraft and was OK

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.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=833


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2013 20:53 Dr. John Smith Added

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