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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185581
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:19-AUG-1969
Time:22:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-145, US Navy
Registration: 152633
C/n / msn: I-181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boardman Navy Range 5 miles SW of Boardman, Morrow County, Oregon -   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. 152633/'NG-5**' of VA-145 based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Destroyed August 19 1969: Crashed at the Boardman Navy Bombing Range, located 5 1/2 miles southwest of Boardman, Morrow County, Oregon.

Aircraft was in a bombing pattern when reporting in to Boardman, whilst in the bombing mode. Aircraft impacted ground in vicinity of target at 22:50 hours. Both crew members - Commander Richard B. Walls (pilot) and Lt Benny K. Cochrun (bombardier/navigator) - did not eject, and received fatal injuries.

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
4. http://uxoinfo.com/blogcfc/client/includes/uxopages/sitedata1.cfm?uxoinfo_id=05OR0008


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 20:03 Dr.John Smith Added
19-Dec-2016 09:41 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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