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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57236
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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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: 152894
C/n / msn: I-198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pil Sung Bombing Range, Kangwon Province, near Mount Taebaeksan -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (NJA/RJTA)
Destination airport:
KA-6D Intruder BuNo. 152894/'NF-513' of VA-115 "Eagles", based on board the USS Midway (CV-41), but shore based at Atsugi AFB, Japan. Lost presumed crashed on night of July 16-17, 1984: Failed to return from training mission at Pil Sung Bombing Range, Kangwon Province, near Mount Taebaeksan, South Korea. Reportedly crashed into mountainside at Mount Taebaeksan while clearing the range near Pusan, Republic of Korea

Both crew - LT R. J. MacFarlane Jr (pilot) and Lt (JG) David Michael "Mickey" Sperling (bombardier, navigator, aged 26) - were killed



Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
02-Apr-2016 20:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2018 19:27 Anon. Updated [Date, Narrative]
27-Aug-2019 16:26 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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