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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185946
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:Grumman Aircraft Inc
Registration: 147864
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calverton, Long Island, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calverton, Long Island, NY (CTO/KCTO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Grumman YA2F-1 Intruder prototype (Grumman Model G-128Q, Redesignated A-6A in 1962). BuNo. 147864 first flight April 19, 1960. Aircraft accumulated 8.6 hours flying times between April 19 and 29, 1960.

Crashed early in the program, probably on or before May 31, 1960. Very early on in the flight test program, there were problems with the aft-mounted fuselage speed brakes. These brakes had perforations that were designed to smooth out airflow and prevent buffeting of the tail surfaces. However, early flight tests uncovered handling problems and airflow disruption caused by extension of these speed brakes

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries18.html
2. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/a-6-history.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20161024141008/http://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/aircraft/grumman_a-6.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2016 13:20 Dr.John Smith Added
28-Mar-2016 13:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]

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