Accident McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Hornet 165895, Saturday 29 January 2005
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Date:Saturday 29 January 2005
Time:c. 18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Hornet
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 165895
MSN: F055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 100 mi SE of Yokusuka -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:USS Kitty Hawk
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Plunged off the deck of the carrier when the arrestor cable broke and a go-around failed. Struck a SH-60F and a EA-6B
en route to the water. Pilot Lt jg Jon Vanbragt and WSO Lt Cmdr Markus Gudmundsson ejected into the water.


Scramble 310
AFM MAR 2005, p73/APR 2005, p75

Revision history:

27-Aug-2021 16:09 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2021 16:11 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-Aug-2021 15:21 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2021 13:02 TB Updated [Narrative]

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