Tue, Aug 03, 2004
A bird strike caused an F-15E Strike Eagle's engine to fail,
forcing the crew to eject during a training mission May 6 near
Callaway, Va., according to Air Force investigators.
The pilot and weapons system officer ejected safely and were not
The $42 million aircraft, assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron
at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., crashed in a field and was
destroyed upon impact.
According to an Air Combat Command accident investigation board
report released Aug. 2, investigators determined a large
black vulture was ingested into aircraft's right engine,
causing the engine to fail and starting a fire.
The report cited several contributing factors including damage
to multiple control and mechanical systems that rendered the
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