Friday, July 8, 2011
4:26 AM ASIAN DEFENCE No comments
F-4 Phantom jets were once the pride of the U.S. Air Force. The supersonic stars that were a mainstay of the air war in Vietnam.But now there are only a few left, and they're used them as flying electronic targets.
Wednesday morning, one of the old Phantoms from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo crashed in eastern New Mexico and touched off a range fire. The pilot ejected before the crash and was reported by base officials to be in good shape with only minor injuries.