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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185602
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1970
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: 155639
C/n / msn: I-365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off USS Saratoga, Western Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Saratoga (CV-60), Western Atlantic Ocean
Destination airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Narrative:
A‑6A Intruder BuNo. 155639/'AC-511' of VA-75 on board the USS Saratoga (CVA-60); Destroyed January 4 1970 when crashed on take off from the USS Saratoga. The carrier was in the Western Atlantic Ocean en route back to the USA. Saratoga returned to Mayport and the Florida coast from 22 January until 11 June 1970 when she again sailed for duty with the Sixth Fleet

Both crew - Lt Commander W. F. Wagner (pilot) and Lt Commander W. R. Westerman (Bombardier/Navigator) - ejected saely

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. https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/s/saratoga-vi.html
4. http://uss-saratoga.com/locator/70s.asp
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2016 15:16 Dr.John Smith Added
21-Mar-2016 21:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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