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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60649
Last updated: 22 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: 155029
MSN: 13845
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / 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 airshow , Lt Andy Caputi who flew this aircraft ejected safely and was rescued. Lt Cdr Mike Gershon die in the opposite aircraft

Sources:

http://a4skyhawk.info/sites/default/files/images-newspaper/154992-155029-crash.jpg
http://aerobaticteams.net/en/resources/i39/Blue-Angels-History.html


Images:

Photo of 155029 courtesy AirHistory.net


Chicago / Aurora - Aurora Municipal (AUZ / ARR)
5 September 1980; (c) Glenn Chatfield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2018 08:57 j155 Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Feb-2020 11:45 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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