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January 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A Navy F-14 fighter jet heavy with fuel for a trip to San Diego crashed in a huge fireball in a neighborhood Monday, demolishing three houses and killing five people. Three of the dead were in a house that took a direct hit from the Tomcat. The plane's two-member crew also died. The jet exploded as it hit the ground in the middle-class neighborhood, setting houses on fire and sending terrified residents into the streets.
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April 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
An F-14 pilot was apparently showing off for his parents when his fighter jet crashed on takeoff Jan. 29, killing him and four other people, the Navy said Friday. Lt. Cmdr. John Stacy Bates, 33, became disoriented after a rapid, steep takeoff from Nashville's airport into a cloudy sky, said Rear Adm. Bernard Smith, who presented the results of a 2 1/2-month review. Bates' crew mate and three people on the ground died along with the pilot in the fiery crash.
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April 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
An F-14 pilot was apparently showing off for his parents when his fighter jet crashed on takeoff Jan. 29, killing him and four other people, the Navy said Friday. Lt. Cmdr. John Stacy Bates, 33, became disoriented after a rapid, steep takeoff from Nashville's airport into a cloudy sky, said Rear Adm. Bernard Smith, who presented the results of a 2 1/2-month review. Bates' crew mate and three people on the ground died along with the pilot in the fiery crash.
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January 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A Navy F-14 fighter jet heavy with fuel for a trip to San Diego crashed in a huge fireball in a neighborhood Monday, demolishing three houses and killing five people. Three of the dead were in a house that took a direct hit from the Tomcat. The plane's two-member crew also died. The jet exploded as it hit the ground in the middle-class neighborhood, setting houses on fire and sending terrified residents into the streets.
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