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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185576
Last updated: 20 March 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1969
Time:21:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-165, US Navy
Registration: 154153
C/n / msn: I-288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bandera Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Destination airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 154153/'NE-410' of VA-165, US Navy of Whidbey Island NAS. Destroyed when crashed July 7 1969: Aircraft went out of control, crashed and burned on Bandera Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness (at approximate Coordinates: 4724′54″N 12132′17″W) 70 miles south east of NAS Whidbey Island

Aircraft was on a night instrument check flight and was airborne sixteen minutes when the pilot experienced control
difficulties. Both crew members ejected successfully: pilot Lt Phillip Soucek was rescued the next day (Tuesday July 8) an hour later and two miles from where Lt Commander Donald R. Herman (Bombardier/Navigator) was found and also rescued.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422222159/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/A-6.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171103001143/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/a6_prowler.htm
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20150502194500/http://www.gaetanmarie.com:80/en/a6.htm


Revision history:

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20-Mar-2016 19:33 Dr.John Smith Added

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