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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82547
Last updated: 22 September 2019
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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: 157303
C/n / msn: 3986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tyrrhenian Sea, near Naples -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Saratoga
Destination airport:
Ran out of fuel due to bad weather en route to Grazzanise, Punta Stendardo, Italy over the Tyrrenian Sea, near Naples. Crew ejected safely. Thirty six years later, in 2000, the wreckage was located, and recovered from the sea bed.

NOTE: All four crew members of the two Phantoms ejected safely. They were Lt.JG J.Turnbull, ENS G. Willkinson, Lt. J.Saunders, and Lt. R. Plutt: however it is not yet clear who was in each aircraft.

Sources: [Scramble 252]

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2011 18:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 17:16 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
06-Feb-2019 17:37 TB Updated [Date, Departure airport, Source]

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