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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57179
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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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: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
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
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




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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