Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 149462,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153191
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Date:Friday 2 November 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
Owner/operator:VMF(AW)-531 USMC
Registration: 149462
MSN: 179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:30 miles N of MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:MACS Cherry Point, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
F4H-1 (F-4B-11-MC) Phantom II Bu No 149462 'EC' of VMF (AW)-531 US Marine Corps, based at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Written off November 2 1962 when lost control north of MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Aircraft suffered a double generator failure (Ram Air Turbine, RAT, failed to function as advertised) and crashed 30-miles north of MCAS Cherry Point.

British exchange pilot Squadron Leader Ian B. Hamilton RAF (pilot) and Captain Dan Benn USN (RIO) made the first successful USMC squadron-level ejection from a F-4 Phantom from this aircraft on this day.



Revision history:

09-Feb-2013 16:14 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Feb-2013 16:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
28-Dec-2019 21:25 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Jun-2022 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
17-Jun-2022 00:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2024 09:53 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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