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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82603
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:12-OCT-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV479
C/n / msn: 3344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holstebro, near Karup -   Denmark
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RDAF Karup AB, Denmark
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Royal Air Force F-4K Phantom II, XV479, 'J', of No. 54 Squadron, on a training mission, crashed into a farm house near Holstebro, Denmark, killing a woman and her child in the house. Police and rescuers who rushed to the scene could do nothing to save them from the burning house. The fighter crew of two ejected to safety after problems with engine reheat.

Crew later named as Flight Lieutenant Richard "Dick" Northcote (pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Steve B. Cox (navigator)

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
http://www.thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_%281960%E2%80%931974%29
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
Washington Post, Wednesday 13 October 1971, page A-7.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2011 13:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2011 06:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2012 10:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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