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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82525
Last updated: 20 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
Owner/operator:VF-103, US Navy
Registration: 157275
C/n / msn: 3770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off USS Saratoga -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:USS Saratoga, Mediterranean Sea
Destination airport:
Bridle failed two-thirds of length from starboard aircraft attachment point. Both aircrew felt aircraft decelerate and immediately initiated ejection at the bow while the pilot maintained full control.

Both crew - Lt. J. G.Carlton (pilot) and Lt. (jg) R. Ritorto (navigator) - ejected safely

- JF Baugher

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
23-Jun-2012 15:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 14:35 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Country, Source, Narrative]

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