ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139974
Last updated: 2 June 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 RF-4B Phantom II
Owner/operator:VMCJ‑1/MAG11 USMC
Registration: 151976
C/n / msn: 747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Tonkin, five miles offshore, 30 miles north of Hue * -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Da Nang AFB, South Vietnam
Destination airport:
Lost in combat on 18 October 1968 in the Gulf of Tonkin, five miles offshore and 30 miles north of Hue, off the coast of North Vietnam. Aircraft was hit by ground fire during a photo run north of the DMZ.

The port engine had to be shut down but the damage was too severe and 151976 crashed in the sea. Both crew members ejected safely and were rescued by a USAF helicopter

Crew later named as Maj J W Quist and 1 Lt D T Schanzenbach.

* Other source states DATE = 22 October.

- JF Baugher

Revision history:

20-Nov-2011 19:52 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Jan-2012 15:38 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2012 15:40 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
12-Jan-2012 12:09 Anon. Updated [Operator]
23-Dec-2019 16:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description