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Aircraft burning aboard the U.S. Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), 14 January 1969. The fire started when a Zuni rocket accidentally exploded under the wing of an F-4J Phantom II off Hawaii (USA). The following explosions blew holes in the flight deck and killed 28 people, wounding 343, 15 aircraft were destroyed. Among the latter were the depicted LTV A-7B Corsair II from attack squadron VA-146 Blue Diamonds (left) and an F-4J from fighter squadron VF-96 Fighting Falcons (right).

Date 14 January 1969
Source Source
Author U.S. Navy photo


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