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Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas A-4D-1 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 137815
MSN: 10712
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 mi NW of Victorville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:
The YA-4D-1 Skyhawk "Mighty Midget" crashed and burned after violent vibrations during high speed test flight. Navy test pilot Lt.Cdr James B. Verdin (*23 FEB 1918/age36) ejected at 30,000ft but parachute failed.


San Bernardino Sun 14 January 1955, p1
James B. Verdin

Revision history:

17-Jul-2013 13:14 HWE Added
30-Oct-2014 15:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
30-Oct-2014 15:32 TB Updated [Nature]
04-Dec-2017 09:30 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2017 21:22 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2019 14:17 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jun-2019 18:15 TB Updated [Narrative]
05-Oct-2020 17:23 Anon. Updated [Location]

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