A Chance Vought F4U Corsair of Navy Squadron VF-17 noses over during landing on USS Bunker Hill during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1943 Duration:1 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
An F4U Corsair airplane of U.S. Navy Squadron VF-17 is seen in slow motion as it attempts to land on the flight deck of the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) during its shakedown cruise in 1943. The aircraft displays 17-F-28, on its fuselage. The pilot rounds out high, bounces, apparently missing restraining cables, and ends up nosing over into tail-high vertical position, falling slightly toward its right wing. It settles in about a 70 degree tail high position, as sailors run toward the aircraft as they respond to the emergency.
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