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  • Two VFA-137 F/A-18E collide over Nevada, one down, crew safe

    Two single seat, F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, were involved in a mid-air collision at approximately 10 p.m. last night while on a routine training mission flying in the Fallon Range Training Complex. Neither pilot was injured. Both aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA 137) based at NAS Lemoore.

    One pilot safely landed his aircraft with reported damage at 10:13 p.m. at NAS Fallon. The other aircraft crashed in a remote area east of NAS Fallon. The pilot ejected safely and was recovered near the crash site at 11:20 p.m. by the NAS Fallon "Longhorns" Search and Rescue team, which flew a SH-60F Seahawk helicopter to the site. The pilot was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation and has since been released.

    The cause of the mishap is under investigation.
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

    Erwin


  • #2
    I thought F/A-18s were 2 seaters??
    August 29th will be the worst day of the year.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BoeingKing77 View Post
      I thought F/A-18s were 2 seaters??
      Not all of them

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BoeingKing77 View Post
        I thought F/A-18s were 2 seaters??
        A's, C's, and E's are single seats

        B's, D's, and F's are two seaters
        -Not an Airbus or Boeing guy here.
        -20 year veteran on the USN Lockheed P-3 Orion.

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