E-2C landing USS Eisenhower

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E-2C landing USS Eisenhower

#1 Post by timel » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:21 pm

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#2 Post by JMACK » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:24 pm

Check out the story. When one of the cables snaps and you are on the deck look out!

http://pilotonline.com/news/military/lo ... 45c9d.html


Amazing video but proof that an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous places to be.

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#3 Post by Sulako » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:19 am

:shock: :prayer:
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#4 Post by DanJ » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:40 am

Too bad they don't have a camera off the bow to see how close the plane came to the water. I suspect that the fact the bow was pitching up at the time helped as I'm sure they needed every inch they could get. Awesome flying, those guys are going to have some great stories to tell.
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#5 Post by timel » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:23 am

JMACK wrote:Check out the story. When one of the cables snaps and you are on the deck look out!
Amazing video but proof that an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous places to be.

J

Ouch. That is scary, I wouldn't stay anywhere near those cable if I would knew this could happen:

Eight sailors suffered a variety of injuries, including a fractured ankle, wrist, pelvis and legs. One sailor received skull and facial fractures while another suffered a possible traumatic brain injury.
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#6 Post by rigpiggy » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:07 pm

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#7 Post by ragbagflyer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:21 am

That aircraft looks to have slowed down A LOT before it goes off the end of the deck. Great recovery. I don't imagine these guys have ejection seats.
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