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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69584
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 162435
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Miramar -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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
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). (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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Revision history:

21-Aug-2013 09:51 thebronze Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2014 20:29 Updated [Narrative]

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