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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25906
Last updated: 29 August 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1972
Time:afternoon
Type:Grumman C-1A Trader
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 146037
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Catania -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Naples NAS
Destination airport:Sigonella NAS, Sicily
Narrative:
Disappeared during heavy thunderstorm in the vicinity of Mt.Etna en route from Naples to Sigonella. Aircraft not immediately found & 6 MIA. VR-24. Last contact with Naples 14:00. Crash site eventually located and bodies recovered. John O'Sullivan is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

See https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49345177/john-michael-o%27sullivan

Sources:

vr-24.org
La Nación 19 January 1972, p20
Jan van Waarde


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Apr-2010 12:02 TB Updated [Date, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2016 18:35 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Apr-2017 15:48 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2018 13:44 J155 Updated [Registration, Source]
09-Aug-2019 20:27 Frank Chambers Updated [Narrative]

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