Accident Grumman KA-6D Intruder 151795, Wednesday 7 December 1977
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Date:Wednesday 7 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman KA-6D Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-115, US Navy
Registration: 151795
MSN: I-98
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Midway (CV-41), off Singapore -   Singapore
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:USS Midway (CV-41) off Singapore
Destination airport:USS Midway (CV-41) off Singapore
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
KA-6D Intruder BuNo 151795/'NF-522' of VA-115, US Navy was destroyed on December 7 1977 due to a "ramp strike" on approach to the USS Midway. The aircraft approached the carrier too low, whilst the carrier was pitching in heavy seas, and the KA-6D Intruder struck the edge of the deck at the carriers stern. Both crew - Pilot Lt E. D. Turner and Bombardier/Navigator Lt R. Burbrink - ejected and were picked up in heavy seas by the carriers SH3G "Plane Guard" helicopter crewed by Lt D. Duval/Ens D. Landon/AMS1 G. Silva/AT3 M. Johnson of HC1 Det2, and survived without injury

At the time of the accident - December 7 1977 - the USS Midway (CV-41) was off Singapore, having taken part in Exercise MERLION 77 with Singaporean Naval Forces on December 5 and 6. The carrier docked in Singapore on December 8 to 11 1977, leaving for Subic Bay in the Philippines the next day.



Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-Mar-2016 19:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2016 19:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
01-Apr-2020 10:03 JMJohnson Updated [Narrative]

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