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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185570
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:07-MAR-1969
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-35, US Navy
Registration: 152643
C/n / msn: I-191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boyington, Virginia, approximately 100 miles SW of NAS Oceana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destination airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 152643 of VA-35, US Navy: destroyed March 7, 1969, in a Mid-air collision with A-6A BuNo. 152897 (also of VA-35) at Boyington Virginia. Both aircraft were on VTR training tactics mission approximately 100 miles South West of NAS Oceana when collision occurred at approximately 12:15 hours

Of the two crew on board BuNo, 152643, the pilot (Lt.(JG) R. P. Wiegland) ejected through the canopy and survived. The Bombardier/Navigator Lt. (JG) T. P. Lufkin also ejected through the canopy but was killed

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
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 17:36 Dr.John Smith Added
20-Mar-2016 17:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]

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