Pacific Ocean (May 7, 2004) - A Sailor inspects the "Super Scorpio" remote operated vehicle (ROV), equipped with remotely operated video cameras and robotic manipulators aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) special missions ship M/V Kellie Chouest. A Navy salvage team is aboard Kellie Chouest to recover an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Thirty One (VF-31). The F-14D crashed into the ocean approximately two miles west of Point Loma, Calif., during a routine training mission from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) after experiencing engine trouble. The aircraft was diverted to land at Naval Air Station North Island, but crashed while trying to reach the air station.
U.S. Navy photo by Geoffrey Patrick.
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