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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57272
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:07-DEC-1977
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman KA-6D Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-115, US Navy
Registration: 151795
C/n / msn: I-98
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USS Midway (CV-41), off Singapore -   Singapore
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Midway (CV-41) off Singapore
Destination airport:USS Midway (CV-41) off Singapore
Narrative:
KA-6D Intruder BuNo 151795/'NF-522' of VA-115, US Navy was destroyed on December 7 1977 due to a "ramp strike" on approach to the USS Midway. The aircraft approached the carrier too low, whilst the carrier was pitching in heavy seas, and the KA-6D Intruder struck the edge of the deck at the carriers stern. Both crew - Pilot Lt E. D. Turner and Bombardier/Navigator Lt R. Burbrink - ejected and were picked up in heavy seas by the carriers "Plane Guard" helicopter, and survived without injury

At the time of the accident - December 7 1977 - the USS Midway (CV-41) was off Singapore, having taken part in Exercise MERLION 77 with Singaporean Naval Forces on December 5 and 6. The carrier docked in Singapore on December 8 to 11 1977, leaving for Subic Bay in the Philippines the next day.

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
4. http://navysite.de/cvn/cv41.htm
5. http://www.midwaysailor.com/midwaymemorabilia/spectrum77-007b.jpg
6. http://www.midwaysailor.com/midwaymemorabilia/spectrum77-027b.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-Mar-2016 19:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2016 19:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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