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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185421
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Date:08-DEC-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMA(AW)-242 USMC
Registration: 151805
C/n / msn: I-108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 15 miles NE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) December 8 1965 when crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, 45 miles south of Cape Lookout, 15 miles north east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, during High Speed/Low level training runs over water. Pilot's attention was diverted to cockpit and aircraft struck water, rebounding to about 200 feet before crashing. Both crew - 1st Lt Jerry Bentley and CWO William C. Carr (both USMC) - ejected. Ejection was through canopy. Both crewmen suffered minor cuts and bruises to arms and hands.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2016 23:34 Dr.John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 21:55 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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