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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82586
Last updated: 20 June 2020
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Time:08:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4B-16-MC Phantom II
Owner/operator:VF-96, US Navy
Registration: 151425
C/n / msn: 406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off USS Ranger (CVA-61), South China sea, off coast of South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:USS Ranger (CVA-61)
Destination airport:
Non combat loss - BARCAP. Starboard engine failed during the catapult shot and the aircraft crashed into the sea off the coast of South Vietnam.

Both crew - Lt. Cdr. William E. Greer and Lt. (jg) P. Bruning ejected safely, and were recovered by the USS Ranger's SAR helicopter

US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-70, Part 1 By Brad Elward, Peter Davies

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2011 14:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2011 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source]
29-Mar-2013 21:24 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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