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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60648
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:13-JUL-1985
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: 154992
MSN: 13808
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Niagara Falls, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mid air collision between double solo's during an Airshow. Pilot Lt Cdr Michael Gershon who flew this aircraft, die in the crash, the opposite solo, Lt Andy Caputi ejected safely and was rescued.

Sources:

http://a4skyhawk.info/sites/default/files/images-newspaper/154992-155029-crash.jpg
http://aerobaticteams.net/en/resources/i39/Blue-Angels-History.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/693121/robert-michael-gershon


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 09:01 j155 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2018 09:01 j155 Updated [Operator]
13-May-2018 09:02 j155 Updated [Cn, Operator]
10-Feb-2020 11:46 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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