Incident Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 150064, Saturday 29 July 1967
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Date:Saturday 29 July 1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 150064
MSN: 13117
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:134
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Forrestal, Gulf of Tonkin -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Destroyed in fire on USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin Jul 29, 1967.
During preparations for launch of a F-4, a "Zuni" rocket accidentally fired and struck an
A-4E external wing-mounted fuel tank, causing fires and bombs to explode.
Total 134 killed, 161 injured, 21 aircraft destroyed.


Sources:

- JF Baugher
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_fire

Revision history:

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31-Aug-2012 02:07 Uli Elch Added

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