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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153170
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4H-1 Phantom II
Owner/operator:VX-5, US Navy
Registration: 143390
C/n / msn: 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:China Lake, California -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:China Lake NAS, CA
Destination airport:
F-4H-1 Phantom II BuAer No 143390: lost control systems due to hydraulics failure and crashed on takeoff from China Lake, CA, on August 13, 1962. Pilot Hal Wellman ejected safely at an altitude of about 100 feet when aircraft caught fire on take-off.


Revision history:

08-Feb-2013 13:21 Dr. John Smith Added

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