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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199163
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:22-AUG-2017
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk58
Owner/operator:Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)
Registration: N338AX
C/n / msn: 41H-697452
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:at sea c 115 miles S of Point Loma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:NAS Port Mugu
Destination airport:NAS Port Mugu
Narrative:
A single seat Hawker Hunter (YOM 1959), operated as a Public Use aircraft crashed into the sea off Point Loma during a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. Pilot ejected and rescued by Navy helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6, suffering serious injuries.

According to the pilot's wingman, he was one nautical mile behind the accident airplane during an adversarial exercise with a military fighter jet. The military airplane was about 1,000 feet abeam the accident airplane's port side when it suddenly turned right and crossed in front of the accident airplane's flight path. The pilot of the accident airplane subsequently entered a 60 degree right turn and pitched up to follow the military fighter, but the airplane entered a rapid left bank angle, which was immediately followed by a nose low pitch attitude. He then observed the airplane roll wings level and then immediately roll into a 60 degree right turn again followed by a rapid left bank angle. The airplane's repeated the same sequence at least one more time before it entered a 40-degree nose down pitch attitude and the pilot ejected. In his recount, the witness reported that the airplane appeared to depart controlled flight about 15 seconds after the military airplane crossed in front of the accident airplane.

Sources:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-pilot-ejected-20170822-story.html
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/US-Navy-Jet-Pilot-Ejects-Off-Coast-Near-Point-Loma-441465723.html
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N338AX
https://ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170823X05408&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2017 09:32 Rumbachtaler Added
23-Aug-2017 10:28 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
23-Aug-2017 10:31 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2017 13:48 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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