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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82609
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Date:22-AUG-1973
Time:15:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XV427
C/n / msn: 3106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arfeld -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Destination airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Narrative:
The aircraft "Black 4" had fallen out of a four ship formation during a turn on a low level sortie. The pilot had attempted to rejoin by ‘cutting a corner’ but flew into high ground within Low Flying Area 3 at Arfeld, Bad Berleburg. The crew - Pilot Flight Lieutenant Keith Alan SPAWTON and Navigator Flight Lieutenant Michael Austen HARRIS - did not eject and were killed.

Sources:

2. http://www.thephantomshrine.co.uk/hist.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1973.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Aviation/Historical_anniversaries/August_in_aviation/August_22
5. https://www.flugzeugforum.de//wolfmans-memories-23705-3.html
7. https://web.archive.org/web/20120819193438/http://www.siegener-zeitung.de/a/594372/Phantom-Absturzvor39Jahren


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2011 14:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2011 14:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]]
11-Apr-2013 13:52 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Jul-2013 17:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
17-Feb-2016 07:50 RAF Historian Updated [Location, Narrative]
27-Feb-2016 07:30 RAF Historian Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2016 13:19 RAF Historian Updated [Source]
04-Mar-2016 10:26 Phantom Guru Updated [Source]
09-Mar-2016 10:39 RAF Historian Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Mar-2016 17:11 Phantom Guru Updated [Source]
09-Apr-2016 18:30 Anon Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Apr-2016 07:53 Brian Updated [Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 18:19 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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