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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185572
Last updated: 31 December 2019
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Date:03-APR-1969
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-35, US Navy
Registration: 152898
C/n / msn: I-202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Luray, Page County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destination airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 152898 of VA-35, US Navy: Destroyed when crashed April 3 1969 at Luray, Page County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Aircraft was one of three which took off at 08:30 hours on a routine training flight and ran into a weather front. Stricken aircraft crashed at Luray, Virginia at approximate Coordinates: 3839′51″N 7827′16″W. The other two A-6A's apparently flew over the weather. Mountain peaks in the area are 4,000 feet. Weather was up to 5,000 feet .

Neither crew member - Lt Commander E. Ehlers (pilot) and Lt Commander J. Platt (Bombardier/Navigator) - attempted to eject, and both were killed

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 18:22 Dr.John Smith Added
20-Mar-2016 18:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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