Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 150461,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 279321
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Date:Wednesday 18 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-21, US Navy
Registration: 150461
MSN: 247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Midway, Pacific Ocean, off NAS Miramar, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:USS Midway, Pacific Ocean, off NAS Miramar, California
Destination airport:NAS Miramar, California (NKX/KNKX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Bu No 150461/'NE', VF-21 US Navy. Written off (destroyed) September 18 1963. Part of wing broke off, and landing gear was damaged during bolter ('Touch and go') landing on the USS USS Midway (CVA-41), Pacific Ocean, off NAS Miramar, California. Aircraft diverted to Miramar but could not land safely. Crashed into Pacific off NAS Miramar, California, USA, after both crew bailed out.

Both crew survived after ejecting safely: Lt. James W. Ryan (pilot, aged 30) ejected over the sea. RIO Lt. (jg) B. R. Scott (aged 33) ejected over the sea while the aircraft was inverted. First ejection for this crew - who later ejected on March 16 1965 from F-4 Phantom Bu No 151481 (which see)



Revision history:

17-Jun-2022 23:51 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Jun-2022 01:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country]

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