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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207549
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:14-MAR-2018
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Owner/operator:VFA-213 US Navy
Registration: 166683
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the coast of Key West, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Oceana
Destination airport:NAS Key West
Narrative:
The fighter jet crashed off the coast of Key West after caught fire mid-air near the Naval Air Station Key West. Both occupants ejected and were recovered by helicopter about one mile east of the runway and taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center.
Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King, both Florida residents, were on board and declared dead shortly after they were recovered in the water.

28 March 2018: First investigations revealed that the jet was flying with only one engine as it attempted to land, according to the Naval Safety Center. Itís unclear how long one of the engines had been out before the accident.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20180315084457/http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=104719
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/14/navy-fa-18-jet-crashes-off-key-west-official-says.html
http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article205190754.html
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/03/15/eyewitness-report-fa-18f-exploded-before-fatal-crash/
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-navy-identifies-two-aviators-who-were-killed-in-florida-crash_2467505.html
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-jet-that-crashed-near-key-west-was-flying-with-1-engine-document-says-1.519126
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/the-militarys-run-of-fatal-accidents-coincidence-or-crisis
http://lostarmour.info/aflosses/item.php?id=17547


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2018 23:51 Iceman 29 Added
14-Mar-2018 23:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities]
14-Mar-2018 23:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 00:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 00:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities]
15-Mar-2018 06:31 sinfu2a Updated [Total fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 06:42 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
15-Mar-2018 07:19 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
15-Mar-2018 07:37 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
15-Mar-2018 20:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
16-Mar-2018 06:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 08:08 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Apr-2018 06:30 sinfu2a Updated [Registration, Source]
08-Feb-2020 18:24 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Feb-2020 20:21 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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