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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218210
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Date:19-OCT-1971
Time:13:19 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman E-2B
Owner/operator:United States Navy (U S Navy)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Sea of Japan -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Midway (CVA-41)
Destination airport:USS Midway (CVA-41)
Narrative:
Aircraft was on final approach when an A7 crossed the pattern and clipped the E2's wing. This caused a loss of hydraulic pressure and control of the aircraft. All personnel aboard the E2b were lost. The A7 almost made it back to Japan. The pilot ejected and was recovered by helicopter.

Sources:

I was an eye witness to the accident and have access to the US Navy teletype press release. (attached)


Images:


Press release of crash information and artwork (mine) from USS Midway (CVA-41) 1971 cruisebook.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2018 08:22 ahdwstag Added

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