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Mishaps.

On 26 January a CH-53E of HMH-361 crashed in Iraq, killing 30 Marines and 1 sailor.

An MH-53E of HM-14 ditched at sea while operating in the Virginia Capes area on 25 January, with no fatalities.

On 13 January the pilot of an AV-8B ejected safely but the aircraft was lost while operating with HMM-165 aboard Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the Indian Ocean.

An SH-60H Seahawk of HS-2 crashed while attempting an emergency landing in Indonesia on 10 January, causing 10 minor injuries but no fatalities.

On 1 December 2004, the pilot of a U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team F/A-18A Hornet ejected safely over the Gulf of Mexico.

The pilot of an AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-214 ejected safely at MCAS Yuma, Ariz., on 1 December 2004.
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Title Annotation:AIRSCOOP
Author:Leland, Wendy
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Article Type:Calendar
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2005
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