Slow motion views of F4U Corsair mishap during landing on flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1943, July Duration:1 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views from low on flight deck as a United States F4U Corsair of VF-17, comes in for a landing on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) during shakedown cruise. It engages several restraining cables, and noses over. The plane rights itself and is pulled back by the cables. Smoke seen coming from engine cowling. Sailors including firefighters in protective gear, rush toward the aircraft. Sailor sprays extinguisher into cowling area of the Corsair's engine. The pilot is seen apparently unhurt, in the open cockpit.
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