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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82546
Last updated: 16 March 2020
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Date:23-OCT-1974
Time:
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: 155516
C/n / msn: 2705
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sepino, 30 km W of Campobasso -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Saratoga
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off on 23rd October 1974 along with F-4J BuNo 157303 (also of VF-103) when they both got lost and ran out of fuel whilst trying to divert to Grazzanise in Italy. Both crews survived ejection.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170818203747/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1974.htm
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1021861/
New Straits Times 25 October 1974, p2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2011 17:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 17:17 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Feb-2019 17:35 TB Updated [Date, Location, Source]
06-Feb-2019 17:37 TB Updated [Departure airport]
06-Feb-2019 17:39 TB Updated [Source]

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