jabpilot
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FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:39 am

KABC in Los Angeles just reported a crash 3 miles off of Ocean Beach, just off of Point Loma. It is a FA-18 and both pilots ejected and are apparently rescued by a fishing boat and are OK.

Jeff

 
NightHawk117
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:10 am

From what I've seen on the 'net, the a/c was an F-14.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040329-1115-jet-down.html
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:57 am

What on earth is going on? 2 Hornets last week, antoher 2 jets this week already....
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:08 pm

Yeah, except for the training version the F-18 is single seat. No RIO.

Quite odd the spate of crashes huh? San Diego, TN and GA. What was the 4th one?
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NightHawk117
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:49 am

If I am correct, there was an F/A-18 crash near RDU, another off the coast of GA, near Savannah, an F-14 off the coast of CA, and the F/A-18 in TN.
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:27 am

Check the thread on here "current attirition stats". There was a great update that included all 7 aircraft damaged/destroyed this week for the USN. (4 hornets, f-14, s-3, t-34.
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:28 am

Three miles off Pt. Loma is relatively shallow water. Recovery should be a piece of cake.

 
maiznblu_757
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:29 am

Someone got Video of it. I just watched it online. Apparently it was having engine trouble and was diverting to NASNI.
 
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:47 am

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.
 
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:14 am

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.

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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:01 pm

Kevin,
U back in port yet? lol. Nice to see you guys finally pull out. Seems like you were in port forever. Have fun on deployment!  Big grin
 
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:11 pm

Chad,

Yup, im still on the ship right now. We got in at 1800. Apparently, im here in San Diego til tomorrow when my flight to NAS Oceana departs at 11am.

Kevin
 
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Thu May 13, 2004 3:44 am

Looks like the Navy has taken the expense of recovering the aircraft for the accident investigation. It looks like the titanium boxbeams and wing tanks have held together.

http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=13934

http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=13932
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gocaps16
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Mon May 17, 2004 10:08 am

Do you know the registration of it? I may have photographed it on the Stennis previous times.

Kevin
 
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RE: FA-18 Crash In San Diego

Tue May 18, 2004 12:17 am

Gocaps16:

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.
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