Navy Plane Missing Off North Carolina

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  1. ccheese

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    Search continues for 3 aviators missing off carrier Truman

    By LOUIS HANSEN, The Virginian-Pilot
    August 16, 2007 | Last updated 12:44 PM Aug. 16

     
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    Wow!

    I saw a Hawkeye crash at Point Mugu - I think it sucked a bird. The crew walked away
     
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    "Sucked a bird"? Did it go into the engine? Or just through the prop? Wouldn't it have to get past the prop to get into the turbine?
     
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    Wow this sucks! I pray for there rescue.
     
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    Into the engine and canned it and yes, it got through the prop (but we'll never know if in one piece).

    I happen to be there with VP-65 doing part of my yearly AT. I saw the guy doing touch and goes (I was working on a P-3 engine facing the runway on a B4 stand) and the next thing I saw was a cloud of dust at the end of the north/ south runway (the E2 was heading south). I ran to the edge of the taxiway and by that time every ES person on the base was on scene. Here's the the blurb from the Navy Times for June 2000.

    "On 9 May 2000, an E-2C Hawkeye of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116, operating at its home base of NAS Point Mugu, Calif., was damaged when it struck the ground after a bird strike."
     
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    In today's (Norfolk) Virginian Pilot, the Navy has declared the three missing
    pilots dead. They were Lt. Cameron N Hall, 30, of Natchitoches, LA; Lt. Ryan
    K. Betton, 31, of Collinsville, VA and Lt(jg) Jerry R. Smith, 26, of Greensville,
    MA. Betton and Hall were instructors with Carrier Airborne Early Warning
    Squadron 120, Smith was a student.

    Charles
     
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    Yes unfortunatly they were declaired dead and missing. The Search was called off.

    :salute:
     
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