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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185467
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Date:25-MAY-1967
Time:day
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: 151803
C/n / msn: I-106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo 151803/'NH-810' of VMA(AW-242 US Marines was destroyed on the ground at MCAS Cherry Point on May 25 1967: During post flight "hot refuelling" event, fuelling hose separated from fuelling adapter fitting assembly connection, spewing fuel in and around aircraft. Explosion followed with large fire engulfing forward section of aircraft.

Air crew blew canopy and egressed over side of aircraft (aircraft stationary and parked on the ground). No ejection took place (not required) and no personnel injuries to the two crew members - Lt A. Loring (pilot) and Lt R. Cross (Bombardier/Navigator).

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Mar-2016 15:56 Dr.John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 21:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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