Mid-air collision Accident Grumman A-6E Intruder 164385, Wednesday 8 September 1993
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Date:Wednesday 8 September 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman A-6E Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-95, US Navy
Registration: 164385
MSN: I-725
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Abraham Lincoln, Persian Gulf, 37 miles E of the coast of Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off Kuwait
Destination airport:USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off Kuwait
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A-6E Intruder BuNo. 164385/NH-501 of VA‑95, US Navy, based on board the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). Destroyed September 8, 1993 in a Mid-Air collision (formation incident) over the Persian Gulf, 37 miles East of the coast of Kuwait, with A-6E Intruder BuNo. 161682. Both crew in both aircraft ejected and survived: they were recovered by the carriers "plane guard" SAR Helicopter. The rescuers pulled all four crewmen from the water in what they reported as “good condition.”

Both crew - Lt P. Gillis (pilot) and Lt Douglas J. Fitzgerald (Bombardier/Navigator) - on board BuNo. 164385 were recovered. BuNo 164385 was the 725th and last production Grumman A-6


1. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries21.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
4. https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/a/abraham-lincoln-cvn-72-ii.html


A U.S. Navy Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo 164385) of Attack Squadron VA-145 "Swordsmen". VA-145 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 1 August 1992 to 31 January 1993. A-6E Intruder of VA-145 in 1992 Grumman A-6E Intruder of VA-145 in flight c1992

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Apr-2016 19:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Apr-2016 19:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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