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That time the U.S. Navy recovered an F/A-18F Super Hornet wreckage from the sea

After the wreckage of the F/A-18F Super Hornet had been pulled out of the sea was lowered inverted onto a collection of wooden pallets.

Taken on Jul. 22, 2015 the interesting pictures in this post show the successful salvage an F/A-18F Super Hornet lost at sea aboard USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168).

The F/A-18F (166814/AB-210) belonged to Strike Fighter Squadron 211 (VFA-211) “Fighting Checkmates” and crashed into the Arabian Sea on May 12, 2015 due to an engine malfunction shortly after launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

Both pilots ejected safely.

After the wreckage of the Super Hornet had been pulled out of the sea was lowered inverted onto a collection of wooden pallets.

The F/A-18F was lost at sea while assigned to a task force dispatched to the region to fight Islamic State as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).

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Photo credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez / U.S. Navy

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