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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57239
Last updated: 13 September 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-85, US Navy
Registration: 154132
MSN: I-267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USS John F. Kennedy, Mediterranean Sea, 75 miles south of Cyprus -   Cyprus
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) Mediterranean Sea, 75 miles south of Cypr
Destination airport:
Ditched into the Mediterranean Sea south of Cyprus, rolled off the front of USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67). Launching bar broke went over the front of the carrier operating the the Mediterranean 75 miles south of Cyprus. Both crew ejected: Lt William "Catfish" Davis (pilot) ejected, and landed back on the carrier. Lt (JG) Mark W. Beach (bombardier/navigator) also ejected, but his parachute was caught on the tail of a parked S-3 Viking aircraft and he was left dangling over the side or the carrier until pulled to safety. During the swaying motion he sustained injuries to his knee and returned to Virginia Beach to recuperate.



Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
15-Mar-2016 03:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2016 19:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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