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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43264
Last updated: 9 June 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1983
Time:16:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF), Air National Guard
Registration: 63-7536
C/n / msn: 562
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cherry Point, NC (KNKT), 30 mi S -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goldsboro, NC (KGSB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
MID AIR COLLISION AT ABOUT 9,500 FT MSL 30 MI SOUTH OF CHERRY POINT. AFTER DEPARTING NASSAU, THE PLT OF A BEECH D55 NEVER ACTIVATED HIS FLT PLAN. AN ADIZ PENETRATION TIME WAS THEREFORE NEVER ESTABLISHED. WHEN THE UNIDENTIFIED ACFT ENTERED WARNING AREA W-122, THE USAF CONTACTED FAA ATC FOR IDENTIFICATION INFO. SINCE FAA WAS NOT CONTROLLING ANY TRAFFIC IN THAT AREA AN INTERCEPT ORDER WAS ISSUED. AT 1637 FAA GOT A POSITION REPORT FROM THE BE-D55 & RELAYED IT TO MILITARY CONTROL. HOWEVER, THE TWO FIGHTER ACFT CONTINUED TO CLOSE IN ON THE TARGET FOR RADAR CONTACT. THE LEAD ACFT WAS TO CLOSE ABOUT 1,000 FT BELOW THE TARGET AT A PREPLANNED CLOSURE RATE OF 50 KTS (ACTUAL RATE WAS 127 KTS). SECONDS BEFORE THE COLLISION, THE BE-D55 TURNED LEFT AS REQUESTED BY FAA ATC THUS TURNING IT INTO THE PATH OF THE OVERTAKING INTERCEPTOR WHICH ALSO HAD TURNED LEFT TO BREAK OFF THE INTERCEPT. THE SAFETY BOARD DID NOT DETERMINE THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT, BUT OFFERED STATEMENTS OF CAUSE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41935
http://libraryonline.erau.edu/online-full-text/ntsb/aircraft-accident-reports/AAR84-07.pdf


Images:

Photo of 63-7536 courtesy AirHistory.net


Mount Clemens - Selfridge ANGB (KMTC / MTC)
24 May 1981; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
13-Aug-2011 03:14 harro Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2011 08:07 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Location]

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