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Lt. Keith Gallagher's Story - Irish Luck: Surviving Partial Ejection

USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier (CVN-72) Indian Ocean, July 1991

Introduction

This is a true story about Keith Gallagher surviving a very unusual and life threatening incident while serving as bombardier navigator on a A-6 aircraft off the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean on July 9, 1991. Keith would recover from this accident, return to flight status, and complete his service in the Navy. Keith now works in the telecommunications industry and lives in Atlanta with his wife Michelle and their two children.


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Lieutenant Mark Baden's (pilot) Account of the Incident

As we finished the brief, my BN (bombardier navigator - Lt. Keith Gallagher) told me that it was his birthday and that our recovery would be his 100th trap on the boat. To top it off, we were assigned the plane with my name on the side.

As we taxied out of the chocks, I was still
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Added: Apr-2-2012 Occurred On: Jul-9-1991
By: Arizona_Patriot
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Tags: Lt., Keith, Gallagher's, Story, Irish, Luck, Surviving, Partial, Ejection, U.S., Navy, Marine, Aviation, CVN-72, USS Lincoln, A-6, Intruder,
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