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Date Posted: Mon, December 26 2011, 9:11:54
Author: Don Poss
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Subject: When F-4s Collide!


On September 17, 1966, three F-4C Phantom aircraft took off from Cam Ranh Bay Airbase, responding to a call for air support during a night-recovery rescue of a downed helicopter. After a successful mission, the three Phantoms landed at Da Nang Airbase for service and refueling. The F-4s of the 558th TAC Fighter Wing then took off from Da Nang AB for the flight home to Cam Ranh Bay AB. As two F-4s prepared for a formation landing flying side by side, at Cam Ranh Bay Airbase, the third F-4 trailed behind. Suddenly, everything seemed to go wrong: in seconds the two lead F-4 Phantoms slammed together and a hung-bomb from one exploded ....

Read: When F-4s Collide: http://www.vspa.com/aspprotect/crb-f4s-collide-on-landing-manuel-m-roybal-1967.asp

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