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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82591
Last updated: 23 December 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:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 158361
C/n / msn: 4125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Tonkin -   Vietnam
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:USS Ranger (CVA-61)
Destination airport:
The final loss of a US Navy F-4J Phantom during the Vietnam War was the loss of 158361 of VF-21 on the USS Ranger (CVA-61) at 17'26.58" North, 107.50.56 East, off the coast of North Vietnam, due to an operational loss (non-combat) 29 January 1973; reportedly the aircraft crashed into the sea shortly after take off from the carrier, after colliding with another F-4J of VF-21 (Bu No 158366)

Both crew - LT James Allyn Duensing and LTJG Roy Elbert Haviland posted as KIA, their bodies were not recovered.


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2011 17:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2011 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2013 09:10 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
01-May-2017 13:23 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source]

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