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Thread: Cable snaps on USS Eisenhower during landing

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    Cable snaps on USS Eisenhower during landing

    One of those wait for it moments. Deck view starts at about the :20 mark

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-EHwYOfY94

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    nice!
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    Oh Crap!

    I'm wondering if they had to surgically remove the parachute packs from the crew's anal orifices???
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    Saw this live aboard USS Saratoga in the Med in 1962. I was in the starboard catwalk watching the recovery.

    An A3 Whale took Number 3 wire and the outboard attachment let go and sent a 400 ft bullwhip across the deck toward the Island. About 30 deck crew were injured trying to avoid being hit by the whipping cable. Not a pretty sight.

    The A3 went off the angled deck and, according to the plane captain riding the escape hatch, sucked water into the engine nacelles before they were able to climb and divert to Sigonella. He swore it took a week to get his skivvies clean.

    Felt bad for the plane captain. The poor bastard had to babysit the bird on the beach for about two months until they got the engines replaced and returned aboard just before out-chop.
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