Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4H-1 Phantom II 149425,
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Date:Thursday 3 May 1962
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-121, US Navy
Registration: 149425
MSN: 142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Point Mugu Ranges, near Oxnard, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Point Mugu, California (NTD/KNTD)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
F4H-1 (F-4B-9-MC) Phantom II BuAer No 149425/'F-111' of VF‑121, US Navy at Point Mugu, near Oxnard, California.(First service F‑4 loss). Written off May 3 1962 when fuel nozzle failed, due to loose lock nut; aircraft caught fire and crashed at Point Mugu ranges, near Oxnard, California, USA

Both crew - Commander. M. M. Casey Jr (pilot) and Lt. Cdr. E. G. Montmarquet (RIO) - ejected safely. Wreckage taken to Point Mugu Naval Missile Station following the accident for investigation


6. Netherlands national archive, press photo showing RIO picked up:

Revision history:

08-Feb-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Feb-2013 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
21-Nov-2021 10:02 Hoekb03 Updated [Source]
16-Jun-2022 23:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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