Accident Vought A-7E Corsair II 159644, Saturday 16 January 1988
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Date:Saturday 16 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought A-7E Corsair II
Owner/operator:VA-22 US Navy
Registration: 159644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:USS Enterprise -
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:USS Enterprise
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Lost when slid off of elevator #2 during respot. Aviation Mechanic, SA Paul E. Miller, who was sitting in the cockpit when the plane rolled off the flight deck, was lost at sea.
The towbar broke loose during a severe tropical storm. We were listing to starboard and the plane slid right off the elevator into the sea. AN Miller had closed the cockpit so he had no way to escape. I was standing right there I had just been relieved by night shift.

Mooseroots - Peacetime Casualties

Revision history:

15-Apr-2012 00:52 Rodger Asai Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2017 14:01 Rodger Asai Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2020 17:26 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
22-Aug-2023 15:57 AN Tanner Updated

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