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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73415
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Date:10-MAR-2010
Time:5:17pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps - VMFA(AW) 224
Registration: 164694
C/n / msn: 1129/D102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, app. 35 miles east of St. Helena Sound, SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Beaufort - KNBC
Destination airport:MCAS Beaufort - KNBC
Narrative:
The USMC Hornet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, app. 35 miles east of St. Helena Sound, SC, after a double engine failure and a fire broke out. Both pilots ejected and were floating in an inflatable life for about one hour before they were rescued by a USCG helicopter.

Sources:

http://www2.wsav.com/sav/news/local/article/south_carolina_marines_recovering_after_fighter_jet_crash/105146/
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article33392262.html
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h8Ycl2CSWZMDDu_jgIJhD4hWm-8QD9ECG7GO0]

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Marines/McDonnell-Douglas-F-A-18D/1349404/L (photo) At time of the crash the Hornet was coded as WK-09)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2010 21:22 RobertMB Added
10-Mar-2010 21:51 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2010 11:05 chulian1819 Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2010 01:55 FISHER01 Updated [Registration]
18-Mar-2010 04:35 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Source]

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