ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94366
Last updated: 16 July 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:390th TF5/366th TFW, USAF (390th TF5/366th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 63-7577
C/n / msn: 626
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 miles south of Hainan Island -   China
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Clark AB, Phlippines
Destination airport:Da Nang AFB South Vietnam
An unarmed F-4C from the 390th TFS of the 366th Tac Fighter Wing, Da Nang, (callsign "Gunfighter 69") was returning to base from scheduled maintenance at Clark AB in the Philippines. Maj J. C. Blandford and 1LT Jeremy M. Jarvis were ferrying F-4C 63 7577 from Clark AFB in the Philippines when they were intercepted by Chinese Air Force Shenyang J-5s (MiG-17s) about 25 miles off the southern tip of Hainan island.

Both crew, MAJ J. C. Blandford and 1LT Jeremy M. Jarvis, ejected and were rescued. Jarvis was killed the following month while on a night armed reconnaissance mission off the coast of North Vietnam when the F‑4C (#63‑7488) from the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron he was in was shot down and crashed.

- JF Baugher

Revision history:

16-Nov-2011 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2011 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2012 13:35 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
10-Dec-2017 10:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description