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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77543
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B-2-MC Harrier II
Owner/operator:VMAT-203 / USMC
Registration: 161578
MSN: 512010/10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Long Island Sound, off Long Island, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:MCAS Cherry Point (KNT/KNKT)
Destination airport:
Crashed due to Engine fire, caused by a compressor blade cracking, probably from simple fatigue: The blade fragments punctured a fuel cell and sliced through an electrical cable.

Aircraft crashed into the sea at Long Island Sound, near Long Island, NY, USA: pilot - later named as Lt. Col. John W. Capito - ejected safely, although, by the time he was recovered, he was suffering from hypothermia, due to the time spent immersed in very cold water.

Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2002

Revision history:

30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
24-Aug-2011 12:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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