This Day in Aviation History
May 12th, 1987
A Grumman A-6E Intruder misses trap on the USS Lexington.

Grumman A-6E Intruder, BuNo 155657, of VA-142, misses trap on the USS Lexington, both crew eject as jet leaves deck, lightened airframe climbs away, even on reduced power, to crash in the Gulf of Mexico ~50 miles S of NAS Pensacola, Florida.

YouTube, Eject!! Eject!!!

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