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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185576
Last updated: 20 March 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:VA-165, US Navy
Registration: 154153
C/n / msn: I-288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bandera Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
Destination airport:NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (NUW/KNUW)
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 154153/'NE-410' of VA-165, US Navy of Whidbey Island NAS. Destroyed when crashed July 7 1969: Aircraft went out of control, crashed and burned on Bandera Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness (at approximate Coordinates: 4724′54″N 12132′17″W) 70 miles south east of NAS Whidbey Island

Aircraft was on a night instrument check flight and was airborne sixteen minutes when the pilot experienced control
difficulties. Both crew members ejected successfully: pilot Lt Phillip Soucek was rescued the next day (Tuesday July 8) an hour later and two miles from where Lt Commander Donald R. Herman (Bombardier/Navigator) was found and also rescued.



Revision history:

20-Mar-2016 19:33 Dr.John Smith Added

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