ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185477
Last updated: 22 May 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:02:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-128, US Navy
Registration: 152613
C/n / msn: I-161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Whidbey Island, near Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Destination airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
A-6A BuNo 152613 of VA-128, US Navy: Crashed and destroyed September 5 1967, while performing FCLP's at 02:00 hours, Aircraft was on the downwind leg below 1,000 feet on final approach to NAS Whidbey Island, near Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, when the pilot observed fuel pressure warning light on both engines and then both engines flamed out.

As there was insufficient time to attempt to re-light the engines, both crew - Lt. (JG) D. W. Driver (pilot) and Lt. (JG) J. D. Hunt (bombardier/navigator) - ejected successfully through the canopy receiving only minor injuries. Aircraft crashed and burned on the field at NAS Whidbey Island.



Revision history:

16-Mar-2016 19:57 Dr.John Smith Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description