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Mcdonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Ii Fg1: North Sea

Aircraft (20th Century)

Site Name Mcdonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Ii Fg1: North Sea

Classification Aircraft (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Xt598; 'near Leuchars'; St Andrews Bay; A/c Phantom

Canmore ID 315446

Site Number NO62SE 8003

NGR NO 69 21

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Maritime - Fife
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable


Loss (23 November 1978)

(Classified as [McDonnell Douglas] Phantom FG1: date of loss cited as 23 November 1978). XT598: [this aircraft of] 111 sqdn [RAF] crashed into the sea off Leuchars.

Registration: British.

(Location of loss cited as N56 23.00 W2 30.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 7344


Latitude : 562300

Longitude : 23000

Registration : BRITISH


Position : Position Doubtful

Loss Day : 23

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1978

Comment : Crashed in sea near Leuchars

Cargo : XT598 111 Sqn

Named Location (Nlo) (10 February 2012)

NLO: Leuchars [name centred NO 455 213]

St Andrews Bay [name centred NO 52 18].

Note (10 February 2012)

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker. Leuchars Airfield (RAF Leuchars: NO42SE 59.00) is centred at NO 4643 2054, and Leuchars village (NO42SE 61) is centred at NO 4551 2138.

The loss of this aircraft may have occurred within the ill-defined area of St Andrews Bay.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 February 2012.


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