Accident Grumman A-6A Intruder 151794, Sunday 17 April 1966
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Date:Sunday 17 April 1966
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: 151794
MSN: I-97
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gulf of Tonkin off Mu Ron Ma, Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of Vietnam
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hit by ground fire over North Vietnam and crashed at sea into the Gulf of Tonkin off Mu Ron Ma, Quang Binh Province. Sortie took place on the night of April 16-17 1966, hence both dates quoted on published reports (aircraft took off on April 16, crew noted as having failed to return early on April 17). Both crew - Lt. Commander D L Sayers and Lt Commander C J Hawkins - ejected through the aircraft's canopy and were rescued by USAF HU-16 Albatross



Revision history:

31-Aug-2012 06:33 Uli Elch Added
15-Mar-2016 00:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2016 01:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]

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