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F-18 Crash At San Diego  
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9220 times:

For those keeping score...

An F-18C of VF-151 overran the runway at NAS North Island last night at about 2045 local time and ended up in San Diego Bay. Pilot ejected and is okay.

Link to SD Union article...
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040827-9999-7m27plane.html

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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9036 times:

Saw it as we pulled in to NZY today. To bad I only had my little digital cam with me.  Sad


Oh and by the way... VF's are Tomcats. It was an F/A18C from VF-81. USS Abraham Lincoln.

[Edited 2004-08-28 01:37:23]

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8956 times:

We had Captain's Call in the hangar bay this morning and he said it was VFA-81. I dont know if he has it wrong or if the media has it wrong.

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5393 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8947 times:

I think y'all mean VFA....


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8923 times:

Ya'll? Ahhh, I see my mistake.. damn... been out to see way to long. (5 days)  Big grin

[Edited 2004-08-28 04:58:26]

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8839 times:

I'm a little confused here. The article said VFA-151 Vigilantes, NAS Lemoore based, but people here are saying VFA-81, the Sunliners, NAS Oceana based.

I think it's VFA-151, as this was the West Coast, and VFA-151 is attached to CVN-72, and has the modex 3XX on the side, NK on the tail, whereas VFA-81 has 4XX modex's (side numbers), and AA on the tail. VFA-81 would be a little far from home on this one, and is certainly attached to an east-coast based carrier.

DeltaGuy


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8768 times:

Hey, I just go by what the paper said...  Smile

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8728 times:

DeltaGuy,

As I said. Our CO said it was VFA-81. I figured he would know, but, maybe not.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8512 times:

Maiznblu_757, Your CO may have better gouge than the newspeople, who knows. You know how scuttlebutt goes! Will be interesting to see how it goes over there though, and if anything will be salavaged from the plane after they pull it up. Amazing it was still floating! Probably had alot of air in the fueltanks?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8351 times:

VFA-151

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=14935


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

If I could get these damn photos off this memory card, I could post them. I dont have a reader for this type of memory card and the person I borrowed the camera from lost the USB cable.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8235 times:


FYI, as to what DeltaGuy said,

NAS Oceana's VFAs does not participate in western pacific deployments. All our VFAs (sea-duty squadrons) are on Norfolk-based carriers. That is why NAS Lemoore's F/A-18s handles (sea duty, that is) ALL of the west coast carriers meaning it definatly wasn't VFA-81.

I heard about this crash on the Navy News, as our C.O. here on the Stennis didn't announce it as we've been thru some terrible losses ourselves.

Kevin



[Edited 2004-08-30 19:41:49]

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

This August we, VFA-106, participated in work-ups with the USS Abraham Lincoln out of North Island. We also have detached out to Nimitz and John C. Stennis in the past. Obviously, VFA-106 and VF-101 don't deploy, but we do participate in work-ups fleet-wide.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7668 times:

Chris,

I have seen a few of VF-101s tomcats at NASNI a few times I'm there. Why? I do not know, but as what you mentioned, doing work-ups. I guess they will participate in CQs to train newly and recurring pilots on actual carrier arrestment landings but don't go on actual deployments. But I don't think shore based squadrons do dets like COMTUEX or JTFEX since usually the airwings that participates in these exercise do go on deployments.
FYI: We are the last F-14 squadron to participate in a Western Pacific deployment here on the USS John C. Stennis. After this, the air wing in the west coast will be everything 'cept for the 'cats.

Kevin


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

Kevin,

BTW, we've received our first Super Hornets now. First class starts in 2005. Most of them are acceptance jets from VFA-122 in Lemoore. The boss bird is a new-build, though.


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