John McCain Crashed Five Jets



John McCain And The USS Forrestal Fire







USS Forrestal In 1967







132 Dead Sailors, And Countless Wounded








A Small Rocket Hit A Fuel Tank On Another Plane
















Where Is The Truth Here?

I have heard five versions of the Forrestal fire, but this one makes sense.










McCain Aviation Career

McCain crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Forrestal fire. Something made the plane behind McCain fired a rocket, which hit McCain’s external center fuel tank, and caused a fire. McCain panicked, and dropped two bombs into the fire.




Did He Start The USS Forrestal Fire?

Surviving crewmen and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately ‘wet-started’ his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his plane.




Incompetence Or A Stunt

‘Wet-starts’, done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. ‘Wet starting’ was a common practice among young ‘hot-dog’ pilots.




Zuni Rockets Were Volatile Design

In McCain’s case, the ‘wet-start’ ‘cooked off’ and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk’s fueltank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb bomb off it’s 500 lb rated mount, and touched off the explosions and massive fire.






The Carrier Oriskany

The USS Oriskany came along side to treat the wounded.





Wounded Flown Out

They were transferred to other ships.





McCain Left With The Wounded

When the carrier Oriskany came along side, and McCain was put in a chopper and whisked away. McCain was the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred




The Forrestal Crew

I have a hunch McCain left for his own safety, because the crew wanted blood.






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