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The national media covered this while the smoke was rising then moved their eyes elsewhere in a search for more explosions.  The jet was from the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 based at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach.  I deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt with that squadron in 1993 and am familiar with seeing them flying over Virginia Beach.  The local Virginia Pilot offers more detail than the national reporting, including the fact that after the pilot ejected the plane continued towards an in-use public terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport before stopping just off a taxiway and burning to a crisp.  It appears to have suffered an major engine failure.  That was probably exciting for the people waiting for their flights.

The Aviation Safety Network hasn't picked up the crash yet, but they will (interesting website).

Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2004 7:18 AM Day Job , & Etc. | Back to top


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