A patrolling F-14 malfunctions in a no-fly zone; the crew ejects, and the bird explodes. A Serb helo strafes the crew while they descend with their chutes. The CAG destroys the helo, then he faces a court-martial; Harm and Meg defend him.

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Harm gets a promotion to lieutenant commander. During a routine patrol of a no-fly zone, an F-14 Tomcat experiences a catastrophic malfunction; the crew ejects, and the bird explodes moments later. A Serb chopper strafes the pilot and the RIO, helpless, while they descend below their parachutes; Capt. Boone, the CAG, engages the helo and destroys it. The pilot dies. Harm and Meg investigate aboard USS Seahawk (CVN-65) in the Adriatic Sea. Higher authority orders the CAG to face a general court-martial in Naples; Harm and Meg defend him. Harm also takes part in a mission to rescue the RIO. The trial ends, then Harm and the RIO return with evidence in hand. The prosecutor learns about carrier flight operations. Written by DocRushing

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The 'Hind' in the opening scene is quite clearly a Super Puma with weapon stansions on each side & cosmetic fascia over the cockpit. See more »

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CDR Ted Lindsey's ribbon rack is upside down. See more »

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Captain Thomas Boone: I am a naval aviator, with eleven thousand flying hours. Nine hundred and eight of which were in combat. I know gunfire when I see it. I did not imagine it. The Hind was firing at my men as they hung helpless in their chutes. What I did, I would do again without hesitation, even if doing so meant ending my Naval career. God knows it is not a career I wish to end. That'll happen soon enough. But better that than to break the sacred trust between an officer and those he commands to do whatever is...
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