Date & Time: May 9, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Point Mugu NAS - Point Mugu NAS
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after liftoff from Point Mugu NAS, the aircraft collided with a flock of pelicans. The crew attempted an emergency landing and the aircraft belly landed before coming to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Forced belly landing following a collision with pelicans after takeoff.