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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82606
Last updated: 31 March 2020
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Date:20-NOV-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:6 Sqn Royal Air Force (6 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV477
C/n / msn: 3329
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Scarrowmanwick Fell, 9 miles E of Penrith, Cumbria. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby (QCY/EGXC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Returning to base after a sortie. Near Penrith, visibility deteriorated and the aircraft carried out the 'low level abort' procedure. XV477 encountered cloud en-route and during the attempt to climb clear, the aircraft struck Scarrowmanwick Fell, 1,800ft above sea level, nine miles east of Penrith, Cumbria. The crew did not attempt to eject and were both killed

Crew later named as (Pilot) Flight Lieutenant Christopher Maurice HAYNES and (Navigator) Flight Lieutenant Martin SMITH

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2011 13:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 13:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
31-Jul-2015 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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