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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56368
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:31-AUG-1983
Time:21:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought A-7E Corsair II
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 159986
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Navy A-7e Corsair jets collided in a landing approach during the Navy's READEX-2-83. One pilot survived. Lt. Cmdr. Robert Paul Vessely was killed.

Sources:

Burlington Hawkeye, page 18, Sept. 1, 1983
NYT Sept 3, 1983
DOD Casualty record


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Oct-2015 15:56 RodgerAsai Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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