Accident Douglas A-4B Skyhawk 144945,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88798
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Date:Sunday 18 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas A-4B Skyhawk
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 144945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Belfort-Fontaine, Territoire de Belfort 90 -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:carrier USS Independence
Destination airport:carrier USS Independence
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Capt. Wilbur E. Skinner, USMC, was on an exercise strike mission to Belfort Fontaine airfield and was last contacted by Moselle control at about 1130. Crashed into a mountain. Plane was attached to VMA-324 and had modex AG502.


Passauer Neue Presse 20 August 1963, p12
Correio da Manhã 21 August 1963, p4
USS Independence deck log
The Skyhawk Association

Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
29-Apr-2011 23:02 Daniel Nole Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2014 17:09 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Oct-2015 17:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Jan-2022 14:11 fabiop Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2022 01:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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