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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56372
Last updated: 27 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought A-7E Corsair II
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 157456
C/n / msn: E-112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Flight deck USS Nimitz -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
An incredible landing when the A7 slammed into the fantail, slid down the angle deck to end of deck, and the naval aviator, after ejecting, returned to land back on angle deck, blown by wind towards back of ship where he and his parachute were stopped by the landing gear of a parked Tomcat on port side elevator! He walked away so this is considered a good landing.


Patrick Robinson-PHAN US Navy

Revision history:

27-Jan-2020 07:32 PHAN Patrick Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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