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Narrative:A-6E Intruder BuNo. 164385/NH-501 of VA‑95, US Navy, based on board the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). Destroyed September 8, 1993 in a Mid-Air collision (formation incident) over the Persian Gulf, 37 miles East of the coast of Kuwait, with A-6E Intruder BuNo. 161682. Both crew in both aircraft ejected and survived: they were recovered by the carriers "plane guard" SAR Helicopter. The rescuers pulled all four crewmen from the water in what they reported as “good condition.”
Grumman A-6E Intruder
|Owner/operator:||VA-95, US Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| I-725|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||USS Abraham Lincoln, Persian Gulf, 37 miles E of the coast of Kuwait -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off Kuwait|
|Destination airport:||USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off Kuwait|
Both crew - Lt P. Gillis (pilot) and Lt Douglas J. Fitzgerald (Bombardier/Navigator) - on board BuNo. 164385 were recovered. BuNo 164385 was the 725th and last production Grumman A-6
A U.S. Navy Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo 164385) of Attack Squadron VA-145 "Swordsmen". VA-145 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 1 August 1992 to 31 January 1993.
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