Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4H-1 Phantom II 145312,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153171
 
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Date:Thursday 14 July 1960
Time:day
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:General Electric Inc
Registration: 145312
MSN: 13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Edwards AFB, Kern County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, California (EDW/KEDW)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
F-4H-1 BuNo 145312 (Phantom # 13!) was bailed to General Electric in 1960 for engine development. It made 18 test flights, but then caught fire on takeoff on 14 July 1960 at Edwards AFB, Kern County, California,and burnt out on runway (totally destroyed). Pilot escaped injury, but aircraft written off charge on 6 May 1961. Remain s scrapped at Edwards AFB in 1965.

Sources:

1. www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=833
2. https://phantomphacts.blogspot.com/2013/10/where-did-all-f4h-prototypes-go.html
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
4. http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-4.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_Air_Force_Base#Cold_War

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2013 17:29 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jun-2022 17:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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