An inflatable raft washes ashore in Maryland, carrying three survivors of a missing Navy helicopter; the pilot also is missing; Gibbs and company investigate in cooperation with Borin (of the CGCIS). Gibbs and Duckman, using their "covert prowess", speak with the two conscious crewmembers; Tony, McGee, and Borin meet a local scavenger, and Tony and McGee find the body of the pilot, with a gunshot wound in his head; Gibbs and Ducky contemplate the possibility of suicide. The crew chief of the chopper says much to Gibbs, as does the widow; Gibbs and Ziva visit the carrier and have a confrontational chat. Tony and McGoose visit the third survivor, who has regained consciousness, and who contradicts the other two; the musketeers further check out the crew, and they learn more; skillful questioning elicits tearful confessions from the first two shipmates; the team and the other Abby arrest the bad guy. Gibbs prepares to deliver an item to the son of the dead pilot. Written by
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The pilot of the helicopter is identified as LtCommander Oliver Happ. However ID photographs of him show him wearing an officer's hat with "scrambled eggs" on the visor. Navy officers below the rank of full Commander do not have "scrambled eggs" on their hat visors. See more
References Top Gun