U.S. Navy F4U-1 Corsair aircraft, of Squadron VF-17, noses over during a carrier landing in World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1943 Duration:1 min 33 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea during its shakedown cruise in the Pacific, in 1943, during World War 2. An F4U-1 Corsair aircraft of U.S. Navy Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) lands on the carrier deck,and appears to successfully engage its tail hook. However, it bounces, and, noses over, smashing its propeller. The aircraft has a small skull and crossbones painted on its engine cowling, and 17-F-26 painted on its fuselage. In a slow-motion sequence, the aircraft, is seen to be dragged backwards slowly,by arresting gear, along the deck. Responding ship's crew members run towards it. One grabs the right wing to stabilize it.
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