U.S. F6F Hellcats landing on aircraft carrier in Pacific during WW II. Firefighter responds to pilot emergency
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, May 16 Duration:30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. aircraft carrier recovering F6F aircraft while underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Several aircraft make uneventful landings. However, one apparently radioed about a problem . As his aircraft comes to a stop, tip of the right wing appears to fall off the aircraft. It slides down over the wing flap to the deck. A firefighter in protective gear, climbs one the aircraft wing and speaks with the pilot, who is sitting, calmly , in the cockpit filling out a report. Deck crew examine the broken material and spread it out on the deck. Momentary view of torn right wing tip.
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