Accident Grumman F-14A Tomcat 159846, Monday 13 January 1986
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Date:Monday 13 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic F14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 159846
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:SoCal Operating area -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:USS Enterprise
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft recovered aboard USS Enterprise to begin a WESTPAC deployment. In the process of shutting down the aircraft and deplaning, the ejection seats were inadvertently initiated while neither aircrew were buckled into their seat. MODEX was NH205, BuNo 159846 (Aircraft was lost the next month in a separate accident)

Witness, USS Enterprise 1986

Revision history:

25-Mar-2016 09:31 cascadian Added
24-Jun-2017 16:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]

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