151086 VA- 2963

Variant: 
A-4E
Custodian: 
VMA-331
BuNo: 
151086
Modex: 
AG-
Location: 
CVA-62
Date: 
Fall 1970
Photo Credit: 
Naval Aviation News
Description: 
LT Ken Heitel had a hook skip and when he added throttle he couldn't get a positive rate of climb. The Skyhawk settled slightly, and Ken punched out. Ken was picked up by the Angel without injury. This happened in the fall of 1970 on the USS Independence