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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82625
Last updated: 7 August 2019
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Date:03-MAY-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR Mk.2
Owner/operator:892 Sqn FAA RN (on loan to A&AEE) (892 Squadron FAA RN (on loan to Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment))
Registration: XV566
C/n / msn: 2896
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lyme Bay, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While on loan to the A&AEE, all radio and radar contact was lost. XV566 had crashed into Lyme Bay, Dorset killing both crew. Crew later named as Lt A. J. Stewart (pilot) and Lt. P. J. Coombes (navigator): neither of whom ejected from their aircraft.

As XV566 was only on a short-term loan to the A&AEE, it was still in the markings of 892 Squadron, Royal Navy coded '010/R' at the time of the crash

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.daveg4otu.tripod.com/dorset/dorcrash.htm]
3. http://thephantomshrine.co.uk/Databases/f4-serials.txt
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20130125225848/http://www.phantomreunion.talktalk.net:80/archives.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2011 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2012 14:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
23-Jun-2012 12:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Jun-2013 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]

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