F/A-18

Forty Apartments Damaged, No Fatalities Reported, Virginia Beach Hornet

Monday, April 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Forty Apartments Damaged, No Fatalities Reported, Virginia Beach Hornet

What: US Navy – VFA-106 $29 million McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet twin-engine supersonic fighter plane en route from Naval Air Station Oceana Where: Virginia Beach When: April 6 2012, 12:00 pm Who: 40 apartments damaged, no fatalities, 5 injures Why: Going 170 mph, a student pilot was in the front seat of the two-seat... »

Air Traffic Controllers Audio Released

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
By George Hatcher

Embedded video from CNN Video 4 Marine Corps officers have lost their jobs. 9 individuals are being disciplined. The audio is damning, but who does it damn? What: F/A-18 Military Jet from the carrier Abraham Lincoln landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramir Where: San Diego neighborhood When: DEC 8 Who: the pilot, who... »

No incident in Miramar

Saturday, February 28, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Navy FA-18 fighter jet doing flight operations Where: MCAS Miramar When: Tuesday night 9 p.m Why: When the jet ran low on fuel, the pilot was directed to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, which meant flying over Allied Gardens. The sight and sound of a jet flying low over the neighborhood... »

Fuel Tank Jettisoned into Great Salt Lake; Safe Emergency landing

Sunday, December 14, 2008
By George Hatcher
Fuel Tank Jettisoned into Great Salt Lake; Safe Emergency landing

What: 388th Fighter Wing F-16 Where: Great Salt Lake, approximately three miles north of Antelope Island When: Friday. Who: Pilot Why: When sensors indicated a fire condition, the pilot jettisoned the plane’s two external fuel tanks (emergency procedures ) o lighten the plane. (Great Salt Lake is “unpopulated”) The Fighter Wing F-16 landed safely... »

Update: F/A-18 Crash in San Diego

Sunday, December 14, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: F/A-18 Military Jet from the carrier Abraham Lincoln landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramir Where: San Diego neighborhood When: DEC 8 Who: the pilot, who was part of a training squadron, ejected. He had been aiming the plane at a deserted canyon to avoid homes and the 805 Freeway. 4 Individuals in... »

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