VMA-311 A-4M Skyhawk Crash Site

  This is an actual photograph of A-4M Skyhawk  BuNo 160038 that crashed on a lava flow in the California desert.

  This Mc Donnell Douglas A-4M was assigned to the VMA-311 (Marine Attack Squadron) Tomcats based at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), California.

  The aircraft crashed on May 10, 1982 in the California desert after a engine failure. The pilot ejected after he tried unsuccessfully to restart the engine.










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