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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158617
Last updated: 24 April 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: 151800
C/n / msn: I-103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:in Gulf of Tonkin -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of Vietnam
Destination airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of Vietnam
Unable to refuel from tanker and ran out of fuel over Gulf Of Tonkin. Crashed due to fuel starvation. Both crew - Lt. Commander John Cooley "Buzz" Ellison and Lt. Commander R G Blackwood - ejected and were rescued by Navy helicopter.

[Lt. Commander John Cooley "Buzz" Ellison was KIA 24 March 1967 in A-6A Intruder 151587 - which see]


1. A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War By Rick Morgan, Jim Laurie

Revision history:

19-Aug-2013 07:41 Uli Elch Added
15-Mar-2016 16:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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