Aviation Photo #0669581: Grumman F-14A Tomcat - USA - Navy


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
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    USA - Navy
    Grumman F-14A Tomcat
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
    Grumman
    524
    162602
    NL-102
    Pacific Ocean
    International Airspace
    July 12, 1994
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Photo Details

Photo ID
#0669581
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56,974
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MSN
Accepted
September 22, 2004
Caption
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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Comments (3)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Lucky guys.... great photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!! its amazing these guys survived
Anonymous
4 years ago
The engines look like podracers! Where's Anakin?