Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 151460,
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Date:Friday 31 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:VMFA-531, USMC
Registration: 151460
MSN: 503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:NAS Atsugi, Ayase, Kanagawa -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:NAS Atsugi, Japan (NJA/RJTA)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
F4H-1 (F-4B-18-MC) Phantom II Bu.No 151460, VMFA-531, US Marine Corps: Written off (destroyed) July 31 1964: landing gear would not retract following take‑off. (Other sources state cause of crash as engine failure due to engine flame-out). Crashed in wooded area away from houses near NAS Atsugi, located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa, Japan. after both US Marine pilots ejected at tree top level, and both sustained minor injuries.

Crew of F-4B 151460: 1st Lt. G. F. Hanke (Pilot) and CWO3 F. H. Schwartz - both ejected and survived.


1. Youngstown Vindicator 31 July 1964, p.1:

Revision history:

11-Feb-2022 20:28 TB Added
19-Jun-2022 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
19-Jun-2022 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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