Accident Grumman A-6A Intruder 151574, Tuesday 26 August 1969
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Date:Tuesday 26 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic A6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman A-6A Intruder
Owner/operator:VMAT(AW)-202 USMC
Registration: 151574
MSN: I-56
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Destination airport:MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina (NKT/KNKT)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A-6A Intruder BuNo. 151574/'KC' of VMAT(AW)-202, US Marine Corps. Destroyed when crashed August 26, 1969 near MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina. Student pilot - 1st Lt R. W. Albright - was performing a SPLIT "S" from 20,000 feet.

At a point when it was apparent the aircraft would not safely pull out, the instructor pilot - 1st Lt R. B. Casey - ejected and immediately thereafter student pilot ejected. Student ejected too low. Chute did not fully deploy and he suffered fatal injuries. Instructor suffered serious injuries.



Revision history:

20-Mar-2016 20:18 Dr.John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 22:08 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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