Documentation of crash landings,of Gruman Wildcat (F4F) airplanes,on the USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91) during a training cruise, off Hawaii, in 1944. One almost veers off the deck completely, and one the involves a nose-over. In one instance, the pilot comes in too hot, on one wheel, and prudently executes a "go around" for another try.
Scenes of three Navy Grumman wildcat (F4F) airplanes crash landing on the USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91) during a training cruise off Hawaii, in 1944. One lands long and hot and falls off the end of the flight deck, into the water. Another catches left wing on edge of flight deck. And, still, another noses over and its turning propeller chews up the flight deck. ( A following airplane breaks off its approach at this time.)
A Navy Grumman F4F airplane crashes on the deck of the USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91) during training cruise off Hawaii, in November, 1944. The aircraft noses over upon landing and then flips over on its back. Ship's crew quickly go to aid of the pilot and extract him on a stretcher, from the cockpit.
Aboard the USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91) during training cruise off Hawaii, in 1944. Views of several landing accidents. A Grumman F4F touches down and veers left , partially falling off the flight deck. Another noses over upon landing. Three make rough landings. Finally, one floats in above the deck, too high, then bounces, and successfully "goes around" (takes off again).
An accident at the West Loch ammo pier in Pearl Harbor destroyed six LSTs on May 21, 1944, during World War 2. Immense smoke arises from the burning ships. Men file on muddy roads. A pile of shrapnel on the ground. A partly sunk Landing Ship Tank (LST) burning in the water and a DUKW sails out of its bow doors. Two LSTs burning fiercely give outdoor immense clouds of smoke. A fireboat approaches and sprays water on them. Sailors rush to put out fire at the harbor.
A Navy Grumman F4F makes an inadvertent "touch and go" landing, at sea. It lands long, bounces, and successfully takes off again without further incident, on the USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91) during training cruise off Hawaii, in November, 1944. Two other aircraft make hard landings.