HC-7 RESCUE 66 (1) 13-Mar-1969 (Thursday)

SH-3A Sikorsky Seaking helo Det 110 Big Mother
Routine Day (2)
57 miles off the North Vietnam coast

Pilot – LCDR Gary D. McConnell
Co-pilot – LTJG Christopher F. Sandberg
1st crew – ATN-2 John R. Cullivan
2nd crew – ADJ-3 Bryan L. Spurger

F-4B Phantom 153018 VF-114, (Aardvarks) USN
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

LTJG K. J. Oden
LTJG E. L. Brazil

During a CAP mission a Phantom pilot discovered that his left throttle was stuck at 100 percent. Eventually the port engine flamed out and the aircraft became uncontrollable forcing the crew to eject. (5)

USS Kitty Hawk, arriving on Yankee Station, crossing war zone limit line at 04:36. 05:50 commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds while operating fixed wing aircraft. 19:05 completed operating fixed wing aircraft.

No notation within USS Kitty Hawk deck log of aircraft loss
HC-7 1969 Command report not available…
No Det 110 Recue report available.

1) Numbering as per HC-7 Rescue Log (accumulative rescue number)
5) “Vietnam – Air Losses” By: Chris Hobson (with permission)

(Compiled / written by: Ron Milam, HC-7 Historian – HC-7, 2-1969 to 7-1970, Det 108 & 113)