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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177288
Last updated: 23 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMA(AW)-242 USMC
Registration: 152605
C/n / msn: I-153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destination airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destroyed June 20 1966 when collided with A-6A Intruder BuNo 152602, also of VMA(AW)-242 US Marine Corps. The two planes were on a bombing practice on Tangier Target Range. After the last practice run, during the join up, aircraft BuNo 152605 struck BuNo 152602 in its wing root area. One aircraft crashed into Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, the other crashed into a housing area of Buckroe Beach, Virginia, injuring an unknown number of people, and killing two persons on the ground.

All crew members ejected safely. Three rescued from the water by USMC helicopters the other by a Coast Guard helicopter. The four crew members were: Lt James E. Engstrom (25, from Durham, North Carolina) and Captain James I. Andherst (from Plankinton, South Dakota) in BuNo 151602; with Lt Charles A. Clark (24, from Ashville, North Carolina) and Lt William Llewellyn (from Cleveland, Ohio) in BuNo 151605.


1. El Litoral 21 June 1966, p 1

Revision history:

25-Jun-2015 17:52 TB Added
25-Jun-2015 17:55 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Nature]
15-Mar-2016 01:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2016 16:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2016 18:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 16:26 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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