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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153190
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:VF-74, US Navy
Registration: 148374
C/n / msn: 59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, off the USS Forrestal -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
Destination airport:USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
F-4B Phantom Bu Aer No 148374 'AJ 105' of US Navy squadron VF-74 on the USS Forrestal (CVA-59). Written off on October 27 1962; crashed on take off from the USS Forrestall due to Attitude gyro malfunction, and flew into ocean. Pilot - not named - ejected safely, and was rescued by the "plane guard" helicopter. The RIO - Lt. W. C. Meintzer - also ejected, but was killed


Revision history:

09-Feb-2013 15:59 Dr. John Smith Added

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