Accident McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1 XT876, Monday 10 January 1972
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Date:Monday 10 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1
Owner/operator:767 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XT876
MSN: 2856
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Trevose Head, Cornwall, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (EGDY)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Loss of control at altitude, entered spin at 31,000 feet. Crashed 27 miles NW of RAF St.Mawgan, aircraft hit sea off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Both crew ejected at 15,000 ft

Parachute malfunction resulted in death of the pilot, Cmdr Simon Idiens; Observer Lt R C O'Connor survived



Revision history:

06-Sep-2012 07:18 AvDb Added
12-Jan-2013 14:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Jan-2013 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2013 01:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Dec-2019 08:11 Union Jack Updated [Narrative]
18-Jan-2021 19:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
28-May-2024 17:07 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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