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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69595
 
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Date:17-JAN-2003
Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
Owner/operator:USMC
Registration: 165682
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Miramar MCAS, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:KNKX
Destination airport:OCEAN
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
VMFA(AW)-225 crashed into Pacific Ocean off MCAS Miramar, CA 17 Jan 2003. Capts Matthew C. Shortal and Michael J. Johnson ejected safely and were picked up. Cause was attributed to material failure during a functional check flight with one engine shut down.

Sources:

Scramble 285


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2009 22:27 Razgriz Updated
08-Dec-2020 14:32 TB Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Narrative]

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