Sat, Oct 15, 2005
An F/A-18C Hornet from Strike
Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 crashed about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 60
miles west of Key West, Fla., while on a routine training
The pilot ejected and was recovered by a Coast Guard search and
rescue (SAR) boat, transferred to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Key
West SAR helicopter and transported to a local hospital. His
condition is unknown at this time.
The pilot’s identity has not been released.
VFA-106 is based at NAS Oceana. Known as the
“Gladiators”, the squadron is the east coast Fleet
Replacement Squadron for the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet
aircraft. They routinely deploy detachments to Key West for
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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