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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57271
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6E Intruder
Owner/operator:VRF-31, US Navy
Registration: 151791
C/n / msn: I-94
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Francisco Bay, California, on approach to NAS Alameda -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Destination airport:NAS Alameda, San Francisco, California (NGZ/KNGZ)
Narrative:
A-6E Intruder BuNo 151971/'AC-522' of VA-75 US Navy was written off (destroyed) on January 18 1978 when crashed into San Francisco Bay, California, on approach to NAS Alameda. According to an eyewitness report:

"This aircraft was being ferried by VRF-31. Piloted by Lt Commander J. Moore. The Bombardier/Navigator was PO-1 J. Hansen, who was qualified to fly as an Enlisted B/N for ferry flights. Both crew members ejected and were picked up by the Coast Guard shortly after entering the water. Both crew members survived. The aircraft had been transferred to VRF-31 upon pick up from VA-75 on board the USS Saratoga - William “Turf” Siegel, Commanding Officer of VRF-31 at the time of the Accident"

Wreck recovered and salvaged at NAS Alameda, Californa for accident investigation and scrapping.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-Mar-2016 19:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2016 19:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
17-Mar-2016 19:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature]

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