Runway excursion Incident Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-223, Tuesday 8 December 2020
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Date:Tuesday 8 December 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A44-223
MSN: AF-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAAF Amberley, Ipswich, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Amberley RAAF Station, QLD (YAMB)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, operated by 1 Squadron, suffered a low speed runway excursion at RAAF Amberley (YAMB), Queensland. Both pilots ejected safely. The aircraft sustained damage to the nose landing gear. Some reports indicate there may have been a cockpit fire, though 'soot' from a low speed ejection is visible on the fuselage side.

Investigators found pilot error as the cause for the high speed aborted take-off and subsequent ejection.



Revision history:

08-Dec-2020 07:21 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2020 07:33 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:14 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:41 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
08-Dec-2020 08:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
08-Dec-2020 11:44 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 15:08 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 17:46 Lelek Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
08-Dec-2020 23:27 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Dec-2020 09:57 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
09-Dec-2020 17:19 Jixon Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
09-Dec-2020 19:38 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Dec-2020 20:53 Lelek Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
10-Dec-2020 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2020 18:20 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
07-Feb-2022 20:03 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
09-Jun-2022 21:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
26-Oct-2022 06:38 Lil’ Wolfy Updated [Source, Narrative]

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