Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 150637,
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Date:Thursday 19 September 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-41, US Navy
Registration: 150637
MSN: 295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Independence (CVA-62), Eastern Mediterranean Sea -   Greece
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:USS Independence (CVA-62), Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Destination airport:USS Independence (CVA-62), Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Bu No 150637/'AG-102' of VF-41, US Navy: Written off (destroyed) when crashed September 19, 1963 near the USS Independence (CVA-62), in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Greece. Crashed into the sea after ramp strike while landing on USS Independence, close to the carrier, starboard side.

Both crew (pilot, Lieutenant Commander William B. Hoskovec and RIO Lieutenant Richard G. Fortin) were rescued by destroyer USS William C. Lawe (DD-763).


1. USS Independence and USS William C. Lawe deck logs

Revision history:

30-Jan-2022 19:45 fabiop Added
14-Jun-2022 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2022 19:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Jun-2022 23:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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