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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210974
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Date:07-NOV-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Blue Angels US Navy
Registration: 155056
MSN: 13872
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Miramar, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:San Diego
Narrative:
Aircraft struck the ground when performing high speed low level roll. Opposing Solo, Blue Angel #6 Lt. Michael R. "Mike" Curtin died in the crash. Blue Angels arrived to Miramar for tec stop, inbound San Diego Airshow.

Sources:

http://a4skyhawk.info/article-unit/blues
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82874873/michael-curtin
https://www.facebook.com/NASMiramarFireDepartment/posts/515627755167060

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Nov 1978 155056 Blue Angels US Navy 1 NAS Miramar, CA w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 09:18 j155 Added
10-Feb-2020 11:27 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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