Techniques used by a destroyer in rescuing downed pilot
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:3 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film regarding destroyer rescue of a downed pilot. An aircraft carrier in the sea. A helicopter hovers over the aircraft carrier. A destroyer amidst the sea. Crew members and rescue equipment on the ship. including scuba divers. Small boats lowered in the sea. An officer watches through the binoculars. Another sailor talks on the radio. Various airplanes take off from the flight deck. Various landings on the flight deck. Actual footage of a U.S. Navy jet with number 5357 landing on flight deck and a fire burning beneath it. The plane continues past barriers, off the port deck, pilot ejects, and plane plunges into the sea. Pilot in the sea. The rescue ship comes nearby the pilot. It rescues the pilot with the help of a rescue sling.
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