Accident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 149454,
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Date:Wednesday 12 February 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-92, US Navy
Registration: 149454
MSN: 171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pacific Ocean, 63 miles West of San Diego, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Bu No 149454/'NG-211' of VF-92 US Navy. Written off (destroyed) February 12 1964: rolled out of control at low level, and crashed into the Pacific Ocean, 63 miles West of Ocean Beach, San Diego, California.

Of the two crew - Lt (JG) James A. Reneau (pilot aged 25) killed. RIO Lt. R. W. Butler (aged 31) survived - ejected but was not able to contact pilot and ejected when aircraft came too low. Picked up unharmed by the missile cruiser Topeka.


1. Grossnick, Roy A.; Evans, Mark (2016). United States Naval Aviation, 1910-2010 (PDF). Naval History and Heritage Command. ISBN 9780945274759.Public Domain
Eureka Humboldt Standard, Feb 13, 1964 Page 1

Revision history:

18-Jun-2022 23:34 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Aug-2022 05:49 Rodger Asai Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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