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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82543
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4J-27-MC Phantom II
Owner/operator:Blue Angels US Navy
Registration: 153081
MSN: 1623
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:NAS Lakehurst, NJ
Mid-air collision between two F-4J Phantoms (BuNos 153081 and 153072) of the "Blue Angels" display team over Lakehurst, New Jersey, during an arrival practice.

The mid air collision occurred about 16:30 local after conducting a local safety check landmark verification that was also known as the pre-arrival air show. The two aircraft section was climbing and joining the other two aircraft section heading about 150(T) about one mile south of the centre of the station jump circle. The aircraft impacted at about 40.01 North/74.22 West, at about 2000 feet altitude. The aircraft made contact with the ground, and crossed two lane highway at about 39.59 North/74.21West

The flight Crew of #081, LCDR Skip Ulmstead killed in the crash, and the Crew Chief ADJ-1 Gerald Harvey ejected safely


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2011 14:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2011 14:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 18:02 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-May-2017 17:31 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
13-May-2018 16:31 j155 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-May-2018 13:06 j155 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
10-Feb-2020 11:11 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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