Incident McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II 153068,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82585
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Date:Sunday 14 January 1973
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-161 US Navy
Registration: 153068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:10 miles South of Thanh Has, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hit by 85mm AAA Gulf of Tonkin just offshore, 10 M S of Thanh Has, NVN. Caused massive fuel leak and engine to fail. F-4B 153068 last US aircraft to be shot down over North Vietnam

Both crew members - Lt. V. T. Kouvaleski and ENS D. H. Plautz - ejected safely and were rescued by Navy HH‑3A helicopter


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2011 19:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2013 19:29 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
10-Feb-2020 10:56 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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