Pt. Mugu airshow.... An F-4 Phantom from VX-4 crashed during a delta formation break for landing. The Phantom, last plane in the four ship flight, which included two F-14's and another F-4. was just beginning its break for landing. As the aircraqft began its break, smoke began to trial back from one of the engines. It looked like a fuel dump, or a smoke discharge from a smoke system. The smoke lasted about 2-3 seconds. and the aircraft appeared to continued normally. I looked away to watch the F-14 proceed down wind leg. As I looked back there was a fire ball and I saw no chutes. At home on the news video tapes showed RIO exiting A/C but almost immediately disappear behind fireball. The pilots seat can be seen firing but never clearing the plane. News reports no surviors.

Lets all give a thought to the families...