Accident McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II 155577, Wednesday 6 January 1971
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 155577
MSN: 2887
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gulf of Tonkin -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:USS Ranger (CVA 61)
Destination airport:USS Ranger (CVA 61)
Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin while attempting to land on USS Ranger. Fighter Squadron VF-21. Pilot, LT Larry W. Rinne, survived and was picked up by one of the carrier's helicopters. RIO, LT(JG) Carleton P. Miller, was killed.

USS Ranger (CVA 61) deck log.


Revision history:

30-Apr-2021 11:15 ASN archive Added
12-Nov-2023 18:44 fabiop Updated [Date, Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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