Navy jet crash photos released
April 12th, 2012
05:19 PM ET

Navy jet crash photos released

The U.S. Navy released some stunning photos from last week's F/A-18 crash.  In the photo above, the wreckage is being prepared for removal.  Here are more photos:

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  1. Andy Wilson

    Back in about 1995 or 6, an F-14 passing thru Nashville made a stop, refueled and then proceeded with a "high performance" takeoff. It went up into the clouds and not far from the airport it came back down on Luna drive killing some people and damaging a few houses.

    April 13, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
  2. shannon

    There's always going to be a certain risk living nearby a military airbase let alone any airport for that matter. Every pilot takes safety as the utmost priority. As mechanical issues were likely a cause in the crash (possible compressor stall?), the pilot did eveything possible to limit damage and loss of life. The fuel dump is one of the things to do if possible to avoid an explosion. The way I see it the pilot is a hero.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • Cheese Wonton

      No, the emergency procedure to dump fuel is to get the plane light so it can fly single engine. The post crash fire consideration is secondary to lightening the aircraft. If you look carefully at some of the early post crash photos when the plane was still burning, you can see the variable geometry exhausts were opened differently, wth the right (starboard) engine appearing to be at idle and the left (port) engine at a high thrust setting.

      April 13, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
  3. Hello!

    Well, there goes the neighborhood ! ! ! I'm sure now they will have more of a reason to close down Oceana

    April 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
    • Cheese Wonton

      And go where exactly? This is the main fighter base for the Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets. Where else does the Navy have a big, modern jet base sitting unused?

      April 13, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
      • HornetDriver

        Cecil Field. Do your research.

        April 14, 2012 at 8:24 am |

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