Silt A-6 (Not located yet) Need more info!
|39 26N 107 28W 16-MAR-79 A-6 UNK
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|GPS says it's here. It's not.
The wreck cause: Stowage of personal gear during ferry flight leading to in-flight fire. 2 fatalities. Pilot was found in the wreckage. Crewman was found 1 mile away. It is presumed that he knew to deploy his chute manually due to mountainous terrain but was found with a broken arm.
This came from a former Naval Aviator who knew about it:
Anyway, the info you requested follows:
A6E BuNo 157012, enroute to NARF Alameda and flown by a VRF-31 crew. I have no other info, but could probably get more if needed. The plane belonged to VA-35. They evidently stoppped at Peterson AFB for fueling. Contact was lost 29 minutes into flight and the plane crashed into a mountain.
Casualties: LtCdr. Robert Gene Tryone
AN(?) John Lubresky
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Trips to find the A-6 (no pictures)
Newspaper clipping info about the crash
Last Modified: 1/1/2008