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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82544
Last updated: 2 February 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:US Navy
Registration: 158357
C/n / msn: 4102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off coast of North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Ranger (CVA-61)
Destination airport:
Crashed due to a mid air collision with Grumman KA-6E Intruder (US Navy BuAer 152637) of VA-196. The F-4J Phantom was attempting air-to-air refuelling from the KA-6E Intruder over North Vietnam, misjudged the approach speed, and collided with the tanker.

All four crew members (two in the Phantom, two in the Intruder) ejected safely. KA-6E Intruder crew later named as Lt. John Adams (pilot) and navigator- bombardier Lt. Robert V. McHale [on secondment from VA-145 "Swordsmen"]. Phantom crew named as ENS R. G. Armisted (pilot) and Lt. R. L. Lyman (navigator)


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2011 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2011 20:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:11 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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