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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148195
Last updated: 1 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-85, US Navy
Registration: 151794
C/n / msn: I-97
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Tonkin off Mu Ron Ma, Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of Vietnam
Destination airport:
Hit by ground fire over North Vietnam and crashed at sea into the Gulf of Tonkin off Mu Ron Ma, Quang Binh Province. Sortie took place on the night of April 16-17 1966, hence both dates quoted on published reports (aircraft took off on April 16, crew noted as having failed to return early on April 17). Both crew - Lt. Commander D L Sayers and Lt Commander C J Hawkins - ejected through the aircraft's canopy and were rescued by USAF HU-16 Albatross



Revision history:

31-Aug-2012 06:33 Uli Elch Added
15-Mar-2016 00:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2016 01:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]

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