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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77210
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:02-OCT-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6E Intruder
Owner/operator:VMA (AW)-121, US Marine Corps
Registration: 155608
C/n / msn: I-334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Twenty-Nine Palms, San Bernardino County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS El Toro, Irvine, California (KNZJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A-6E Intruder BuNo. 155608/'VK-03' of VMA(AW) 121, US Marine Corps. Crashed October 2, 1983 while on flight ops (practice bombing run) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) 29 Palms, San Bernardino County, California. Cause of crash attributed to faulty patch on outer wing, which came off and tore outer wing from aircraft sending it into a spiral dive

Of the two crew - the pilot, Captain Henry Bryan Drier and the bombardier/navigator 1st LT E.C. Hertberg - both died on impact into a mountain after ejection

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
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://image1.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132277218


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
20-Aug-2013 09:49 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2016 18:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2016 18:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2016 18:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 18:42 Pipescs Updated [Operator]

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