Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts – July 14, 1991
On July 14, 1991, an A-4 Skyhawk jet (Bu. No. 154622) took off from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station for a training flight over Cape Cod Bay. While over the water the pilot experienced mechanical problems with the aircraft and was forced to eject. The plane crashed in the bay about four to five miles from the mouth of the cape Cod Canal. The unidentified pilot was rescued by the fishing vessel Tigger Two.
The pilot was transported to Falmouth Hospital as a precautionary measure.
The aircraft was assigned to VMA-322 at South Weymouth. The squadron was deactivated June 27, 1992.
Lewiston Sun Journal, “Navy Jet Crashes Into Cape Cod Bay”, July 15, 1991
New York Times, “Navy Jet Crashes Into Bay”, July 15, 1991
Wikipedia – VMA-322