Skip to comments.McCain Forrestal incident (vanity)
Posted on 09/03/2018 3:11:10 PM PDT by Bell Bouy II
Need sources to the correct version of the Forrestal incident I know there are many floating around many total BS.
Many here have links to the correct version. I remember seeing videos or "films" back then in school at NAS Jax on the fire but cant recall how they portrayed it
Need the real story.
Him dropping bombs on the flight deck I believe are BS.
Not trying to support the guy as I disliked him immensely, only need to correct some false info coming my way on this and only this incident,
Thanks in advance
Thanks was wondering about some NAVAIR type reports.
I am posting link to a well researched story
But the strongest indicators that McCain screwed the pooch are in his own behaviors and unguarded comments, his persistent lies about what happened that day, and in the shunned community reaction to him by the Forrestal survivors to this day
I believe a forensic psychologist could trace his subsequent reckless flight over Vietnam that got him shot down ( more persistent lies about what occurred) and even the way the NViets, Cubans and possibly Russians broke him emotionally while he was a POW
It was ruled accidental.
Great handle, sir !
Did McPain do a wet start that caused the missile on the A-4 behind him to fire?
It was a perfect storm... 134 dead.. using old unsafe Korean War bombs stacked on deck....
Of course it was
And not one single finding was logged of anyone responsible in any way whatsoever for 134 deaths, 160 injuries and $72 million in damage
Astoundingly merciful treatment of an entire ship complement and all higher brass by a navy that would strip an officer of his career for ....
Unless of course naming even one officer responsible in any way would have required release of far more details of the chain of events, leading to...
A credible report:
A Zuni missile from a F-4 was launched and struck McCain’s A-4. McCain was not responsible for the missile launch or responsible for the fire control operation. He was able to escape his burning aircraft.
John McCain escapes Forrestal explosion 1:17 Raw film of the Forrestal fire.
NS025929. This diagram was taken from a drawing provided by USS Forrestal and shows the location of CVW-17 aircraft spotted for launch moments before the fire broke out. From "Naval Aviation News," October 1967 issue.
McCain and the Forrestal fire 3:23 Aug. 3, 2008 (Democrat election propaganda)
That Youtube video is where the Democrat propaganda about the BS "Wet Start" began.
Far more likely, McCain DID “wet start” his engines several times before as a stunt against his fellow pilots. This time, he didn’t . But, McCain ‘s REPUTATION for such dangerous stunts DID cause rumors and claims below deck that were so serious McCain was sent off ship to avoid being murdered by the crew of the Forestal .
I read one account from soameone there who said it wasn’t McCain’s fault but he was hated for not sticking around to help
That was bad enough, but then he ran down below deck, while all the others ran to help. He watched what was happening on video!
Subsequently, left the ship with a reporter for some R and R.
What kind of a person does that??/
That is the REAL Mr. McCain.
Navy vessels have designated damage control parties. Naval aviators aren’t assigned to these damage control parties and most crewmen would think that they would just get in the way.
I read one account from soameone there who said it wasnt McCains fault but he was hated for not sticking around to help
Well hell, the officers club in Saigon needed him ASAP.
Thanks for that great link. I knew McCain was full of shiite.
Are his military records still not released? Man, would I love to see Trump quietly let them out. Hell, I’d pay good money for that.
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