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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 NAWS Point Mugu
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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