Accident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 148396,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 254114
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Date:Thursday 2 July 1964
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-121, US Navy
Registration: 148396
MSN: 81
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:46 miles off NAS Miramar, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Miramar, California (NKX/KNKX)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Bu No 148396/'AF-106', VF-121, US Navy. Written off (destroyed) July 2 1964: Caught fire in flight, cockpit was full of flames at Mach 1.3. Aircraft exploded 46 miles off NAS Miramar, California.

Of the two crew, one - Pilot, Commander W. R. O'Connell, ejected into the fireball but survived, albeit with severe burns. The RIO, Lt G. P. Powers - also ejected into the fireball, but was killed


1. The Victoria Advocate 3 July 1964, p.11:

Revision history:

30-Apr-2021 11:15 ASN archive Added
11-Jan-2022 14:36 TB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2022 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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