Accident Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet 165905, Friday 21 April 2017
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Date:Friday 21 April 2017
Time:18:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
Owner/operator:VFA-137 Carrier Air Wg 2 US Navy
Registration: 165905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location: Sea -   Philippines
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:USS Carl Vinson
Destination airport:USS Carl Vinson
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The plane crashed during a landing attempt on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at sea between Indonesia and the Philippines. The pilot ejected and was recovered by a helicopter of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4. The Navy said the pilot was being assessed by the medical team on board USS Carl Vinson but had suffered no apparent injuries.
The aircraft had suffered a hydraulics fault.


Revision history:

21-Apr-2017 17:15 gerard57 Added
21-Apr-2017 17:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Apr-2017 11:53 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2019 17:10 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2020 18:25 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Feb-2020 20:22 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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