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Date:11-JAN-1961
Time:c. 15:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic vigi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American A3J Vigilante
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 147851
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Patuxent River, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed due to flap trouble. Pilot Marine Maj George A. Bacas (34) and Navy Lt William A. Fitzpatrick (34).

Sources:

http://www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/A-5.html
Evening Independent 12 January 1961, pB2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2022 19:09 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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