VAQ-136 was deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk some years ago. As an EA-6B Prowler took off, a crew member failed to hang on well enough to withstand the exhaust. NavyGuy101 explained the details here. Then a commenter who had witnessed the incident explained that the guy did this on purpose for the film. He was transferring out and left with a bang. The reddit thread has plenty of Navy personnel ready to tell us more.