Accident Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 148568,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 274849
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Date:Friday 23 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 148568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Western Mediterranean (approx 38 18 N 03 41.3 E) -
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:USS Independence (CVA-62)
Destination airport:USS Independence (CVA-62)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft, modex AG304, VA-72 Squadron, hit the ramp and crashed off the carrier's flight deck into water, port bow. Pilot, LT Steven E. Kadas, was killed.


USS Independence deck log and A-4 Skyhawk Association (

Revision history:

29-Jan-2022 20:11 fabiop Added
20-Oct-2022 06:38 Anon. Updated [Location]

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