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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82623
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:12-MAY-1978
Time:06:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG 1
Owner/operator:892 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XT868
C/n / msn: 2602
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Narrative:
During a practice display at Leuchars, Fife for the last Naval flight of the Phantom the aircraft flew low downwind along the runway axis and then entered a tight right hand turn through 180 to fly back along the runway.

With a high sink rate it just missed the QRA sheds and the pilot (Cdr. C. C. N. Davies) ejected horizontally as the right wing struck the ground and was seriously injured. The observer ( Lt J Gavin) attempted to eject moments later but was killed

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1978.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160515103926/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/RAF_Phantom/feedback_19780512_Phantom.htm
3. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/253841-raf-leuchars-ejections.html
4. http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/hist.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
07-Jun-2013 22:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Jun-2013 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
17-Feb-2014 15:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-May-2016 06:26 Sandozer Updated [Time, Aircraft type]

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