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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185581
Last updated: 19 August 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-145, US Navy
Registration: 152633
C/n / msn: I-181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boardman Navy Range 5 miles SW of Boardman, Morrow County, Oregon -   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. 152633/'NG-5**' of VA-145 based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Destroyed August 19 1969: Crashed at the Boardman Navy Bombing Range, located 5 1/2 miles southwest of Boardman, Morrow County, Oregon.

Aircraft was in a bombing pattern when reporting in to Boardman, whilst in the bombing mode. Aircraft impacted ground in vicinity of target at 22:50 hours. Both crew members - Commander Richard B. Walls (pilot) and Lt Benny K. Cochrun (bombardier/navigator) - did not eject, and received fatal injuries.



Revision history:

20-Mar-2016 20:03 Dr.John Smith Added
19-Dec-2016 09:41 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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