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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185442
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Date:16-AUG-1966
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 149947
C/n / msn: I-28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea -   Spain
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Independence (CVA-62)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into western Mediterranean off the coast of Spain, August 16, 1966 approximately two-thirds of a mile forward of the USS Independence (CVA-62) following normal cat shot for night/navigation training flight. Suspected spatial disorientation by the crew. Both crew - Commander Harold F. Hicks and Lt Harold L. Quint - believed ejected, but recovery of crew was unsuccessful, and both were lost as sea (presumed KIAS/MIAS)

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2016 19:07 Dr.John Smith Added
12-Apr-2016 20:11 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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