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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185415
Last updated: 25 October 2019
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Date:18-MAR-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:NATC Patuxent River
Registration: 149476
C/n / msn: I-5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NATC Patuxent River, Maryland (NHK/KNHK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed when crashed March 18 1963 at Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland during a BIS Demo flight, during single engine saw tooth climb at 1,500 feet, fuselage speed brakes opened. High sink rate developed. Pilot, Lt. Commander Wayne S. McCord ejected thru canopy out of seat envelope [other reports suggest did not attempt ejection]. Pilot was flying solo - no bombardier/navigator on board.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/a6pics/149476.jpg]
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/de2da848-af41-42d1-b715-adb3dfdbb834/NWC-Students---Faculty1884to1979.aspx]
5. https://www.usnwc.edu/NWCSite/media/Graduation-Programs/14-June-1961-Graduation.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2016 21:54 Dr.John Smith Added
19-Mar-2016 22:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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