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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77331
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Date:06-DEC-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
Owner/operator:VMA-513 USMC
Registration: 159230
C/n / msn: 712139/61
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:100 m from Asahi Kasei, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Iwakuni (RJOI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the Sea of Japan, 100 m from Asahi Kasei, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on a sortie from MCAS Iwakuni.

Obituary of pilot:

CAPT. DONALD P. KALTENBAUGH
Call Sign: K-10 Died: Dec. 16, 1976
Kaltenbaugh's AV-8A crashed into the Sea of Japan during a training flight.

His widow, Judy Kaltenbaugh, said the Marines told her he became disoriented in the fog. "I was told he got turned upside-down and instead of pulling up, he plunged down into the water."

A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, he flew other aircraft before training on the Harrier in January 1976. "Donnie lived and breathed to fly," his widow said.

At the time he died, his oldest daughter was 4 and his twin girls were 1 1/2. "The most tragic part about this is that they didn't know him," Judy Kaltenbaugh said. "He adored them."

Kaltenbaugh was 29.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6725
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Corps_Air_Station_Iwakuni
http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcasiwakuni/Pages/history.aspx
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?43214-Accident-Report-US-military-accidents-in-1972-to-2000-in-Okinawa-Japan


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
02-Aug-2011 23:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2011 11:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
26-Aug-2011 23:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 12:46 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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