A 6 
Crash and Ejection


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Several days before out at sea, we were doing carquals for some RAG squadrons when an A-6 came in and the tail hook broke after catching a wire. The A-6 continued forward toward the port bow where a bunch of Marine F/A-18's were parked.

The A-6 crew ejected a second before impact (crew landed on deck safe, though slightly injured) 

The A-6 hit 4 of the 18's and went overboard.
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Below are pix are of the damaged Hornets being off loaded at N. Island. 
(Click on thumbnails to view larger photos)

The A-6 continued forward toward the port bow where a bunch of Marine F/A-18's were parked  bent bird  bent bird  clipped

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These Pictures and the Movie were submitted by
Eddie Miller
89-91 in V-1 Crash & Salvage

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