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A Sailor was reported missing from George Washington (CVN 73) during training operations off North Carolina on 4 February. H-60 Seahawks from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 3, NAS Jacksonville, Fla., assisted in the search, but the Sailor was not found.

A CH-46D Sea Knight of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 operating from Seattle (AOE 3) was lost but the crewmen uninjured following a crash in the Virginia Capes during vertical replenishment with USNS Mount Baker (T-AE 34) on 7 February.

On 11 February a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 UH-1N "Huey" was destroyed and crewmen injured when it crashed in Kenya.

A Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 KC-130F Hercules was damaged and crewmen injured when it crashed at Twentynine Palms, Calif., on 11 February.

On 14 February a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 UH-1N "Huey" was damaged, two crewmen were killed and two injured when it crashed in California.

A Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 533 F/A-18D Hornet was damaged when it departed the runway after a hook-skip at Twentynine Palms, Calif., on 17 February. Both crew members ejected but one was killed.

On 2 March a Fighter Squadron 143 F-14B Tomcat was lost during launch from John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in the Mediterranean Sea. Both crew members ejected but the pilot was killed.

An AV-8B Harrier of Marine Attack Squadron 214 was lost but the pilot uninjured following a crash off California while operating with Tarawa (LHA 1) on 7 March.

On 8 March the crew of a Fighter Squadron 211 F-14A Tomcat ejected and was safely recovered following a mishap upon landing on board John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea.

One crew member was killed when an HH-46D Sea Knight assigned to MCAS Beaufort, S.C., crashed during a search and rescue mission in the Atlantic Ocean on 9 March.

On 12 March three crew members of a Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 46 SH-60B Seahawk were killed following a crash during operations from Hayler (DD 997) in the Mediterranean Sea.

A Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center F/A-18A Hornet crashed at NAS Fallon, Nev., on 15 March. The pilot ejected safely and was recovered.
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Title Annotation:accident briefs, United States Navy
Author:Leland, Wendy
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2002
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