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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82596
Last updated: 4 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XT598
C/n / msn: 1669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Andrews Bay, 10 miles from Bell Rock -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:EAF Leuchars (ADX/EGQL)
Crashed and destroyed November 23, 1978. Flew St. Andrews Bay some ten miles from Bell Rock during approach to RAF Leuchars. Both crew - Flight Lieutenant Christopher John Jones (pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Michael Hardy Stephenson (Navigator) - did not eject, and were killed. (Exact Location of loss cited as 56 23 North, 2 30 West).


1. Whittaker, I G (1998) Off Scotland: a comprehensive record of maritime and aviation losses in Scottish waters, Edinburgh


Photo of XT598 courtesy

Waddington (EGXW / WTN)
17 June 1978; (c) Shaun Connor

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
07-Feb-2013 14:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Feb-2013 14:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
08-Apr-2013 21:38 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 13:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
08-Dec-2014 13:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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