F4U Corsair landing mishap on USS Bunker Hill during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1943, July Duration:59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
F4U Corsair landing mishap during shakedown cruise of Navy Fighter Squadron VF-17, aboard the carrier, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) during World War 2. The event is shown in seen in slow motion. A Douglas SBD Dauntless makes a normal landing. Next, a Corsair, marked 17-F-10, engages a restraining cable but noses over to completely vertical position, and then falls off toward left wing, before settling back. Smoke engulfs the airplane, but quickly clears. Sailors quickly respond, surrounding the aircraft.
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