Accident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 150462,
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Date:Saturday 9 March 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
Owner/operator:VF-102, US Navy
Registration: 150462
MSN: 248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Enterprise, Mediterranean Sea, off Sicily (36 12 N 17 27.8 E) -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-59), Mediterranean Sea, off Sicily
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Bu No 150462, VF-102, US Navy: Written off (destroyed) March 9 1963 when crashed off the USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-59), into the Mediterranean Sea, off Sicily. Cold catapult shot, pilot tried to brake, but aircraft went over the bow of the ship. Pilot, Commander G. G. O'Rourke USN ejected safely and was rescued by the carrier's "plane guard" helicopter. However, the RIO, 1st Lt David Philo USN was killed. Position given taken from USS Enterprise log for 9 March 1963.



Revision history:

09-Feb-2013 20:43 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Feb-2016 19:07 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
17-Jun-2022 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2022 06:38 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]

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