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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185585
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Date:26-AUG-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMAT(AW)-202 USMC
Registration: 151574
C/n / msn: I-56
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 151574/'KC' of VMAT(AW)-202, US Marine Corps. Destroyed when crashed August 26, 1969 near MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina. Student pilot - 1st Lt R. W. Albright - was performing a SPLIT "S" from 20,000 feet.

At a point when it was apparent the aircraft would not safely pull out, the instructor pilot - 1st Lt R. B. Casey - ejected and immediately thereafter student pilot ejected. Student ejected too low. Chute did not fully deploy and he suffered fatal injuries. Instructor suffered serious 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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 20:18 Dr.John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 22:08 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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