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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185420
Last updated: 22 December 2019
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Date:27-JUL-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-85, US Navy
Registration: 151786
C/n / msn: I-89
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pacific Ocean, 75 miles W of San Diego, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of California
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) July 27 1965 when crashed into the Pacific Ocean after a mid air collision with another A-6A Intruder of VA-85 'Black Falcons' (BuNo 151780) during join-up 75 miles west of San Diego, off the coast of California, during work ups on the USS Kitty Hawk prior to leaving for first WestPac. Both crew - Lt. Commander G. B. Ball and Lt. Commander J. N. Spartz - ejected, but both suffered injuries. Both suffered damages to back vertebra. One crewman felt this was encountered by use of his hand on canopy as an aid to remain firmly in seat during G's encountered.

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/thirdseries19.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2016 22:48 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Mar-2016 23:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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