Ftrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6930 times:
It was not an F/A-18. It was an F-14D from VF-31 based at Oceana, VA. They had engine problems and were trying to make it to NAS North Island and obviously didn't make it. Both crew ejected and are OK.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4304 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6660 times:
You guys were right. It's was an F-14 from VF-31 that crashed due to engine failure. I happen to hear the CO on the USS john c. stennis announce the crash while I was in the berthing sleeping, luckily no fatalities and luckily, it wasn't thee engine I was working on.
LMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5853 times:
Unfortunately the bureau number is not mentioned nor can you see it in the pictures. I'll bet that eventually it will appear on an F-14 website. Or maybe a naval aviation magazine like Wings of Gold or Approach.