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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185477
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1967
Time:02:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-128, US Navy
Registration: 152613
C/n / msn: I-161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Whidbey Island, near Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Destination airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Narrative:
A-6A BuNo 152613 of VA-128, US Navy: Crashed and destroyed September 5 1967, while performing FCLP's at 02:00 hours, Aircraft was on the downwind leg below 1,000 feet on final approach to NAS Whidbey Island, near Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, when the pilot observed fuel pressure warning light on both engines and then both engines flamed out.

As there was insufficient time to attempt to re-light the engines, both crew - Lt. (JG) D. W. Driver (pilot) and Lt. (JG) J. D. Hunt (bombardier/navigator) - ejected successfully through the canopy receiving only minor injuries. Aircraft crashed and burned on the field at NAS Whidbey Island.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html


Revision history:

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16-Mar-2016 19:57 Dr.John Smith Added

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