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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58981
Last updated: 1 July 2019
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Date:06-MAY-1970
Time:c. 5:35 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:1st TRS, 10th TRW, US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 64-1018
C/n / msn: 784
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stripes Wood, near Millthorpe, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:RAF Alconbury
Narrative:
The Phantom's crew were carrying out training in Defensive Combat Manoeuvres with another Phantom when their aircraft failed to respond to the controls. Both ejected and survived. Major Don Tokar, pilot, landed on rocks and broke his right leg. Major Peter Dunn, navigator, was dragged briefly by his 'chute after landing and suffered some minor injuries. The Phantom dived into Stripes Wood at high speed and was totally destroyed.

Sources:

Millthorpe Air Crash Memorial: http://millthorpeaircrash.org.uk/
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/peakdistrict/peakdistrict64-1018.htm
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1970.htm#may
http://peakwreckhunters.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/rf-4c-phantom-64-1018.html
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1964.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2009 12:39 angels one five Added
18-Mar-2009 22:01 angels one five Updated
06-Oct-2012 12:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jun-2014 18:55 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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