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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57266
Last updated: 8 December 2016
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Date:30-JUL-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Owner/operator:VAQ-133, US Navy
Registration: 158803
C/n / msn: P-33
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) off Naples -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67)
Destination airport:USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67)
Narrative:
EA-6B Prowler BuNo. 158803/'AB-613' of VAQ-133, US Navy: crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on a mission from the USS John F. Kennedy on July 30, 1978. At the time, the carrier was probably off Naples, Italy. She left Naples on 20 July to participate in three exercises: BuzzardEx 78, National Week XXV, and ASW Week 8-78, which ran consecutively until 4 August, after which the ship visited Trieste, Italy (6-12 August).

All three crew - Lt Commander D. E. Church, Lt (JG) J. W. Knight and Lt C. R. Sharrat - ejected safely

Sources:
1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/a6_prowler.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries20.html
3. http://navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv67-78/168.htm
4. http://nigelrsadler.webspace.virginmedia.com/ea6production.htm
5. http://www.airpics.net/photo/158803-Grumman-EA-6B-Prowler-United-States-Navy/12531/L
6. http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/j/john-f-kennedy-cva-67.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-Mar-2016 22:22 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Mar-2016 19:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
29-Mar-2016 19:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Narrative]
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