On 6/26/72 two McDonnell Douglas F-4Js, #158379 and #158364 USN from the Strike Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154), also known as the "Black Knights” collided over the Coso Range while on training flight. The Phantom #158379 after having it’s tail section sliced off crashed inverted and burned while #158364 with it’s left wing torn off continued flying further before impacting at a steep angle. One of the four crew members was killed in this accident.
Note: The F-4J was the final version of the Phantom to be placed in production for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. #158379 was the last of the F-4Js manufactured.