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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185416
Last updated: 3 March 2020
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Date:21-MAY-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-75, US Navy
Registration: 149958
C/n / msn: I-39
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:McCain Field, NAAS Meridian, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:McCain Field, NAAS Meridian, Meridian, MS (KNMM/NMM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) May 21 1964 when crashed on approach to McCain Field, NAAS Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi. Aircraft suffered electrical and hydraulic failure at 33,000 feet. Engine Re-start attempts failed. Both crew - Lt JG J. D. Harden and Lt JG William "Bill" M. Tschudy - ejected safely when it became clear that the aircraft could not be recovered back to base.

(Lt JG William "Bill" M. Tschudy ejected for a second time on July 18 1965 from another A-6A Intruder BuNo 151577, over Loas - which see).

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Meridian#History
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2016 22:09 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Mar-2016 23:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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