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Narrative:A/C was piloted by CAPT Henry "Hank" Kleeman, USN. Upon landing at NAS Miramar, A/C flipped inverted on runway after hydroplaning on landing roll. CAPT Kleeman was killed in the crash. Unknown type of flight or origination station (most likely Miramar, Lemoore or Fallon).
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||NAS Miramar -
United States of America
A/C was rebuilt for display purposes and is on display at the Patriot's Point Museum in South Carolina.
Personal knowledge (I saw/touched A/C at NAS North Island after it was transported there after the crash). http://www.djibnet.com/photo/buno+162435/f-a-18-hornet-crash-8126348289.html http://www.djibnet.com/photo/mcdonnell+douglas+f/a-18/f-a-18-hornet-crash-8126348291.html http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=19137
(Their website says that the A/C was part of a Marine Reserve squadron from Atlanta, so not sure how that info comports with the fact that this A/C appears to have been written off. Weird.)
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