Date & Time: Aug 31, 2020 at 1550 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Norfolk-Chambers Field - Norfolk-Chambers Field
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft, assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 Fleet Replacement Squadron, departed Norfolk-Chambers Field NAS on a training flight. In the afternoon, the crew encountered an unexpected situation, abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. Out of control, the aircraft entered a dive and crashed in a field located near Wallops Island. All four occupants parachuted to safety while the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.