Mid-air collision Accident McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Hornet 165670, Monday 18 July 2005
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Date:Monday 18 July 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Hornet
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 165670
MSN: 1503/F009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:NAWS China Lake, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 122 collided over NAWS China Lake, California. Both crew, pilot Lt Noel Sawatzkt and WSO Luhn Bonenfant, ejected but found seriously injured.


Scramble 319
AFM SEP 2005, p89

Revision history:

15-Sep-2021 17:31 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2021 10:21 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2021 10:22 TB Updated [Narrative]

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