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Picture of the Grumman F-14A Tomcat aircraft

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More: USA - Navy
More: Grumman F-14A Tomcat
More: Off-Airport - Pacific Ocean
More: International Airspace, July 12, 1994
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162602 / NL-102 (cn 524) While on approach to the USS Kitty Hawk at night, this aircraft struck the "round-down" area of the flight deck and broke in two. The pilot and RIO ejected from the front portion of the aircraft as it skidded down the flight deck. This section caught the 3 wire (I was in the No.3 engine room below deck!) Although the crew landed in the fire, they were rescued with only minor injuries. See related photo here.
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A visitor from Australia posted Wed June 13, 2012:
The engines look like podracers! Where's Anakin?

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 1, 2006:
WOW!!! its amazing these guys survived

A visitor from New Zealand posted Tue December 13, 2005:
Lucky guys.... great photo

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