Accident North American A-5A Vigilante 147862,
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic vigi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American A-5A Vigilante
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 147862
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off USS Franklin D. Roosevelt -   Arctic Ocean
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Landing gear was torn off when striking the carrier's ramp on landing attempt at night. The aircraft continued along the deck and fell into the sea. Pilot Cmdr Bud Gear was lost.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11 January 1962, p20

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14-Jan-2022 21:05 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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