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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57231
Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:01-APR-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6E Intruder
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 161673
C/n / msn: I-650
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caribbean Sea NW of Santiago -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Nimitz (CVN-68) off East coast of Central America
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A-6E Intruder BuNo. 161673/AJ-503 of VA-35, US Navy. crashed near coast of Venezuela during training mission Apr 1, 1985 North West of Santiago, Panama while operating from USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Plane and its two crew has never been found.

From 28 March– to 12 Apr 1985, due to heightened tensions resulting from fighting against Marxist rebels in Central America, the USS Nimitz steamed off the eastern coast of that isthmus for “U.S. Naval Presence Operations.”

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries21.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
4. https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/n/nimitz.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
03-Apr-2016 18:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Apr-2016 18:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2017 17:31 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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