Mid-air collision Accident Grumman A-6A Intruder 151780, Tuesday 27 July 1965
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Date:Tuesday 27 July 1965
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: 151780
MSN: I-83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pacific Ocean, 75 miles W of San Diego, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) off coast of California
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Destroyed when crashed into the Pacific Ocean July 27 1965 after a mid air collision with A-6A Intruder BuNo 151786 during join-up 75 miles west of San Diego, off the coast of California during work ups on the Kitty Hawk prior to leaving for first WestPac. Both crew of BuNo 151780 - Lt. JG G. F. Wagner and LT A. Malikoff - ejected. However Lt A. Malikoff was not recovered from the water after a reported successful ejection and correct seat operating sequence. He was posted at MIAS/KIAS


1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.intruderassociation.org/in_memory.html]
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/a6pics/151780.jpg]

Revision history:

14-Mar-2016 22:39 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Mar-2016 22:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
14-Mar-2016 22:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Damage, Narrative]
14-Mar-2016 23:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Mar-2017 12:55 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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