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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82637
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:1435 Flt Royal Air Force (1435 Flt RAF)
Registration: XV421
C/n / msn: 3061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of McBrides Head, East Falkland -   Falkland Islands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Stanley, Falkand Islands
Destination airport:
Control was lost during ACM at night with another Phantom over the Falklands. It disappeared into cloud and was not seen again. A five day search recovered only small amounts of wreckage in the South Atlantic north of McBrides Head, East Falkland. (Approx. 50 miles north of Port Stanley). It was concluded that the crew became disorientated while in cloud, neither ejected and both were killed



Photo of XV421 courtesy

Weeze (EDLV / LRC / NRN)
1989; (c) Keith McKenzie (via Ian McDonell)

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2011 21:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 10:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Oct-2012 14:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
05-Jun-2015 06:11 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]

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