Accident McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet 166616, Monday 8 April 2013
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Date:Monday 8 April 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 166616
MSN: F109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Persian Gulf near the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower -   Indian Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Destination airport:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed into the Arabian Sea. Both crew members ejected safely and were rescued by swimmers from An MH-60S operated by HS-5. The F/A-18F was operated by VFA-103 "Jolly Rogers" . Tailcode AG-206 flying as call-sign "VICTORY 206" was lost when after a KC-135 drogue detached during AAR over Afghanistan forced an early return. During the return to the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the North Arabian Sea. However, further engine and fuel transfer problems arose and whilst attempting to divert ashore to Oman the right engine failed - unable to make it to shore single-engine and then whilst attempting to return to the "Ike" the aircraft ran out of available fuel forcing the crew to eject 1 nautical mile short of the carrier.


Revision history:

08-Apr-2013 07:22 gerard57 Added
08-Apr-2013 13:07 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Apr-2013 22:14 humbersider steve Updated [Registration, Cn, Narrative]
07-Mar-2020 10:20 StokieSteve Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2020 10:30 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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