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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82614
Last updated: 12 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG Mk 1
Owner/operator:43 (British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (British) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XV580
C/n / msn: 3218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Forfar, Tayside, Scotland (at 12:44, 27miles from Perth aong the A9 -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Crashed near Forfar, Tayside after loss of control during "Canadian Break" manoeuvre during a Battle of Britain show formation practice. The crew - Flg. Off. Wright and Flt. Lt. Hammil - ejected safely at 1,500 and 1700 feet respectively, 250 IAS(K) 60 degrees angle, nose down, left wing low.

One crew member sustained major fractures of the vertebrae, the other was uninjured



F-4K Phantom FG.1 XV580 as Q/43 Sqn approaching RAF Leuchars in May 1974


Photo of XV580 courtesy

Leuchars (EGQL / ADX)
May 1974; (c) Richard Vandervord

Early 1970s, location unklnown.

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
28-Nov-2011 14:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 09:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-Jun-2013 18:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jul-2013 05:30 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
03-Aug-2013 15:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
29-Jul-2019 15:56 Bob Hobbs / NA3T Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Photo]
09-Oct-2019 17:24 64EK26 Updated [Time, Location]
20-Apr-2020 20:48 Allach Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jun-2020 11:48 sandozer Updated [Operator]

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