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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185781
Last updated: 17 June 2019
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Date:07-APR-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-176, US Navy
Registration: 154157
C/n / msn: I-292
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) near Malta -   Malta
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) Mediterranean Sea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 154157/'AE-505' of VA-176, US Navy on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). Destroyed when crashed on April 7 1972 into the Mediterranean Sea off the carrier, which was off Malata at the time. Both crew - Lt James "Jim" A. Kelly (pilot) and Lt (JG) H. T. Wurtzbacher (bombardier/navigator) - ejected and were rescued by the carrier's "plane guard" SAR helicopter

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
4. https://ussfranklindroosevelt.com/?page_id=1395


Revision history:

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24-Mar-2016 13:09 Dr.John Smith Added

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