Mid-air collision Accident Grumman A-6A Intruder 152897, Friday 7 March 1969
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Date:Friday 7 March 1969
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: 152897
MSN: I-201
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Boyington, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Destination airport:NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA (NTU/KNTU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 152897 of VA-35, US Navy: destroyed March 7, 1969, in a Mid-air collision with A-6A BuNo. 152643 (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) J. M. Coldstock) ejected through the canopy and survived. The Bombardier/Navigator Lt (JG) E. Young did not eject and was killed


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

Revision history:

20-Mar-2016 17:45 Dr.John Smith Added
21-Jun-2022 12:49 TB Updated [Location]

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