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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169737
Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Time:17:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 164208/NA-40
MSN: 971/C200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:250nm west of Wake Island -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Carl Vinson
Destination airport:
Two F/A-18 Hornet planes from the US Navy have crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
One pilot was rescued, one is still missing. On Saturday 13 September 2014, after 36 hours, search operations for the second pilot were suspended. The second pilot is presumed to have died.
Both planes collided midair.
The FA-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The air wing is embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.


Revision history:

12-Sep-2014 12:02 gerard57 Added
12-Sep-2014 14:48 gerard57 Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2014 14:48 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 10:38 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2014 07:09 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
05-Jan-2016 19:02 El_serj Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
28-Jan-2017 09:49 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
10-Feb-2020 12:35 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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