Fri, Jul 22, 2005
Two Super Hornets based
at Naval Air Station Lemoore experienced a mid-air collision while
on a routine training mission July 18, killing one naval aviator
and injuring two.
Lt. Bruce L. Clark of Orange Park, Fla., 31, died in the
Lt. Noel Sawatzky and Lt. John Bonenfant were recovered by
search and rescue crews July 18; they are currently in the Kern
Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., and were reported in fair
The mishap occurred in a remote training area about 35 nautical
miles northeast of Ridgecrest, Calif., over Naval Air Weapons
Station China Lake.
The aircraft involved were an F/A-18E (single seat) and an
F/A-18F (two seat) Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)
122. No live ordnance was aboard.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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