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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27783
Last updated: 30 May 2019
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Date:14-JAN-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic E2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Owner/operator:United States Navy - USN
Registration: 159108
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:United States -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS John F. Kennedy
Destination airport:NAS Jacksonville, FL
Narrative:
This E-2C aircraft crashed near Supply, NC enroute from the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy to NAS Jacksonville, FL. Three of the five crew members were from the E-2C squadron VAW-125 including both pilots and one NFO. The other two crew members were from other squadrons aboard Kennedy based in the Jacksonville area. None of the five survived the crash.

Sources:

http://www.history.navy.mil/content/dam/nhhc/research/archives/command-operation-reports/aviation-squadron-command-operation-reports/vaw/vaw-125/pdf/1978.pdf

I was an officer in VAW-125 at the time. I was airborne in one of the squadron's other E2-C planes at the time of the crash.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Oct-2009 09:45 Anon. Updated
26-Jul-2015 10:01 Gecko Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Source]
27-Mar-2019 08:16 jwoll Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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