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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82545
Last updated: 29 March 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:VMFA-232 / MAG-15 USMC
Registration: 153793
C/n / msn: 1960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Subic Bay -   Philippines
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Subic Bay, Philippines
Destination airport:Subic bay, Philippines
Crashed at US Naval Base, Subic Bay Philippines, Cubi Pt in Subic Bay waters short of the runway. Engine stall. Both crew - named as Capt. L. J. Bucko and 1st Lt. R. L. Stockus - ejected safely

Incident occurred during FMLP at NAS Cubi Point. Suspected failure of right spoiler actuator caused uncontrollable roll to right. RIO initiated ejection at approximately 900' , inverted. Aircraft impacted water at 70 deg nose down, 20 deg right roll.

Photo's taken by Cpl Mike Schletty, VMFA 232, JUNE 1974


I took it in June 1974, a few days after the crash. USN Salvage crew pulled wreckage from water.

June 1974 Cubi Pt, Subic Bay, Philipines Naval Base.

Cubi Pt, Subic Bay Naval Base, Phillipines

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2011 06:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2011 06:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:15 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Aug-2015 04:12 Mike Updated [Country, Narrative, Photo, ]
03-Aug-2015 11:25 Mike Schletty VMFA 2 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Photo, ]
04-Aug-2015 16:44 Mike Schletty Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Photo, ]
25-Dec-2017 14:53 Anon. Updated [Source]
14-Jul-2018 18:23 R.L. Stockus Updated [Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 12:56 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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