Accident Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 148579, Monday 19 August 1963
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Date:Monday 19 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 148579
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Plouarzel -   France
Phase: Unknown
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
Crashed into house in fog. Three injured. Pilot, LT(JG) Herbert J. Recktenwald, ejected safely. Aircraft modex was AG305.


Passauer Neue Presse 20 August 1963, p12
USS Independence deck log

Revision history:

29-Apr-2011 22:15 Daniel Nole Added
29-Apr-2011 22:21 Daniel Nole Updated [Narrative]
30-Oct-2014 16:55 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Oct-2015 17:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Jan-2022 20:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Source]
29-Jan-2022 20:27 harro Updated [Narrative]
29-Jan-2022 20:29 harro Updated [Total fatalities]
30-Jan-2022 17:22 fabiop Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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