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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154573
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Date:29-JAN-1968
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMA(AW)-242 USMC
Registration: 152588
C/n / msn: I-136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Da Nang AB, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Da Nang AB, South Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo 152588/'DT-08' of VMA(AW)-242, US Marine Corps was destroyed on the ground in a VietCong rocket attack on the night of 29/30 January 1968, whilst parked outside at DaNang Air Base, South Vietnam. No casualties on board the aircraft, as there was no one aboard at the time. Four other A-6As were damaged in the same attack.

Sources:

1. A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War By Rick Morgan
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2013 09:07 Uli Elch Added
28-Mar-2013 09:11 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 09:16 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
16-Mar-2016 23:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2019 15:09 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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