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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82630
Last updated: 4 August 2020
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Date:23-SEP-1988
Time:16:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
Owner/operator:228 Operational Conversion Unit (64 (R) Squadron) Royal Air Force (228 OCU (64 (R) Sqn) RAF)
Registration: XV428
C/n / msn: 3115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Abingdon, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Abingdon (ABB/EGUD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During aerobatic practice at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, the aircraft performed a loop manoeuvre immediately following a 360-degree hard turn. The manoeuvre appeared slower than normal and the pilot was unable to recover from the loop. The aircraft struck the ground on the airfield tail first in a nose up attitude and exploded killing both crew [Flt Lt Chris Lackman & Flt Lt Jack Thompson]

If you look at 514133.58N 0011834.12W on Google Earth, the mark is still there.
(use the time/history icon and move the slider to imagery from 6/2/2009 and the phantom mark is visible)

Sources:

1. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/428550-how-time-flies-f4-crash-abingdon-88-a.html
2. http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B51B5979-9D69-43AE-9D91-2B6A762E5E3D/0/maas88_13_phantom_xv428_23sept88.pdf
3. http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18797
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019205516/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_Phantom_RAF.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1988.htm
6.https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/phantom_xv428_official_accident#incoming-1551059


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2012 02:51 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Narrative]
17-Oct-2012 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Apr-2013 06:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
14-Nov-2014 18:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Embed code]
14-Apr-2020 15:52 Anon. Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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