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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57860
Last updated: 10 September 2020
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Date:16-AUG-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-0395
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairo West, Egypt -   Egypt
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
According to Maj Gen(r) Bob Thomas, "The success of our deployment was marred by one tragic event. During the final two sorties on the last day of flying before we boarded C-141s for the flight home, one of our field grade pilots, who had little experience flying fighters, became disoriented on a low level flight over the desert and flew his airplane into the ground. He and his WSO were both killed. Of course, this cast a pall over our trip home, but it didnt change the fact that the overall mission had been a great success. "

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WHATS YOUR STORY MR. THOMAS? SIR, THIS IS MY STORY.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
10-Sep-2020 19:52 rhalljr68 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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