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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185575
Last updated: 22 April 2020
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Date:29-JUN-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VA-52, US Navy
Registration: 154143
C/n / msn: I-278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:McChord Field AFB, Pierce County, near Lakewood, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:McChord Field AFB, Tacoma, Washimgton (TCM/KTCM)
Destination airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Narrative:
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 154143/'NL-407' of VA-52, US Navy. based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Destroyed when crashed June 29, 1969, at McChord Field AFB, Pierce County, near Lakewood, Washington. Crashed on take off from McChord Field AFB, where it had been on static display at an airshow, and was being flown back to NAS Whidbey Island.

During take off, aircraft drifted slightly to the right at approximately 200 feet altitude, and then started slow rate of roll to the left going fully inverted impacting the ground off the end of the runway.

Both crew members - Lt D. Driver (pilot) and Lt (JG) S. Spurlock (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. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.intruderassociation.org/in_memory.html]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2016 19:12 Dr.John Smith Added
20-Mar-2016 19:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Mar-2018 18:34 Anon. Updated [Phase]

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