Aircraft Photo of 153191 | LTV A-7A Corsair II | USA - Navy | #629395
Registration / Serial:153191
Military Code:NF-311
Other Marks:11
Aircraft Original Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Generic Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A100
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-93 / CVW-5
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob Thomas
Photo ID: 629395
Photo Comment

Slide taken during flight operations aboard USS Midway (CV-41). A-7A 153191 was accepted by the USN on 16 June 1967. It was lost in the Sea of Japan on 30 March 1977. A catapult malfunction resulted in not enough airspeed to get airborne. The pilot ejected as the aircraft reached the end of the flight deck. The ejection seat also malfunctioned and did not separate the pilot from the seat and unfortunately the pilot was lost.

This photo is copyright © Bob Thomas, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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