In Memory Of
U.S. Coast Guard, PRI
End of watch: 1990-08-24
Aircraft: Grumman E2C Hawkeye
Returning from a night law enforcement mission, the crew was making their final approach into U.S. Naval Air Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico when they reported a wing fire and problems with the plane's hydraulic controls. They crashed short of the runway; there were no survivors. The aircraft was crewed by AT1 Matthew H. Baker, LT Duane E. Stenbak (CG Aviator #2283), LTJG Paul E. Perlt (CG Aviator #2674), and LT Craig E. Lerner (CG Aviator #2683).
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