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The wreckage of an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the Tomcatters of Fighter Squadron Thirty One (VF-31) is pulled from the Pacific Ocean.
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San Diego, Calif. (May 8, 2004) - The wreckage of an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Thirty One (VF-31) is pulled from the Pacific Ocean and brought aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) special missions ship M/V Kelly Chouest. 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. (RELEASED)

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