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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185555
Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Owner/operator:VAW-123 US Navy
Registration: 165293
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Atlantic Ocean -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Naval Station (NS) Norfolk Chambers Field, VA
Destination airport:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
Eight Sailors on the flight deck of the the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) were injured when an arresting gear parted during a routine landing. The sailors suffered a variety of injuries, including a fractured ankle, wrist, pelvis and legs. One sailor received skull and facial fractures while another suffered a possible traumatic brain injury.

A C-2A Greyhound and an MH-60S Seahawk on deck also received about $82,000 in damage.

The landing aircraft was not damaged, made a go-around and no aircrew members were injured.

The ship was off the Virginia coast conducting carrier qualifications for Composite Training Unit and Joint Task Force Exercises (COMPTUEX/JTFEX) in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

A control valve in the arrestor system had been mis-programmed. A command investigation into the incident included recommendations for the development of additional controls for troubleshooting the carrierís aircraft recovery system as well as a review of the systemís procedures to add necessary warnings, cautions and quality assurance.



Revision history:

19-Mar-2016 16:04 Aerossurance Added
16-Jun-2016 15:02 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
09-Jul-2016 09:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Jul-2016 16:54 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
29-Sep-2016 19:05 mskelly Updated [Operator]
10-Feb-2020 12:33 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Feb-2020 12:34 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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