Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 00:26:05 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: F/A-18's collided of of Oceana, Virginia/ UFO report

April 23, 1996, 60 miles southeast of Oceana, Virginia, two USN F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets collided in midair.
April 23, 1996, Richmond, Virginia, commuters on Ridgefield Road witness a chrome-colored object hovering below the overcast. Ref. NUFORC 4/23/96 report.  Approximately 120 miles between these two incidents.       
US Navy News wire. 24 April 1996.//   The actual date of the collision was April 23, 1996. Cofirmed by other news reports..
According to the Virginia Pilot News, the collision occurred about 60 miles southeast of Oceana, Virginia, on April 23rd.

Released by Naval Air Station Oceana Public Affairs
     NAS OCEANA, Va. (NNS) -- Two Navy F/A-18A Hornets collided
in mid-air April 22 during a training mission 35 miles off the
coast of North Carolina.  Both aviators, assigned to Composite
Fighter Squadron Twelve (VFC-12), recovered control of the
aircraft and safely returned to NAS Oceana. 
     One aircraft suffered damage to its nose-cone, right engine
and canopy.  The other Hornet sustained damage to its left wing
and left tail area.  The pilots, LCDR Greg S. Anderson and LCDR
William G. Stubbs, were treated for minor injuries and released
from the hospital.
     An investigation into the cause of the mishap is underway.
National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/23/1996 17:10
Reported: 4/23/1996 15:00
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration:6 min.
Woman, other commuters on Ridgefield Rd. witness bright, shiny, chrome-colored obj. hovering below overcast. "Just above trees."

Was it just a mistake in the Navy News Wire report, or were they trying to confuse the facts?     Daniel Wilson.....................