Airplane Crash - Off Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa 03/07/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa


Date03/07/1958
Time19:45
LocationOff Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps/Military - U.S. Marine Corps
TypeFairchild R4Q / Dougas AD-6 skyraider
Registration129741/135350
Aboard26
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft collided after descending from a holding pattern while attempting to land at Naha Air Base. Failure of the AD-6 pilot to maintain his position. One killed aboard the AD-6. Poor judgement on the part of the R4Q Plane Commander.

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