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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82589
Last updated: 25 March 2020
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Date:10-MAY-1972
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-96, US Navy
Registration: 155800
C/n / msn: 3074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Tonkin, off North Vetnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Constellation
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged by SA-2 SAM explosion shortly after shooting down 3 MiG‑17s in air-to-air combat. Wingtip was blown off and hydraulics failed. Caught fire, lost control and spun into the sea into Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam

Both crew - LT Randy H Cunningham and LTJG Willie P Driscoll- ejected and were rescued by a Navy SH‑3 helicopter

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170531092840/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1972.htm#mar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F-4J_VF-96_Showtime_100_in_flight.jpg
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Phantomatwar/phantomatwar.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2011 19:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2011 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:09 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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