U.S. Navy aircraft and helicopter come in for landing on the flight deck of USS Ranger underway in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1970, May Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
USS Ranger underway in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy A-7B Corsair II touching down and rolling to stop. A man runs out towards the aircraft. A-7B going over edge of the angle deck. A puff of smoke drifts off over the deck. A parachute is seen opening as the pilot disappears over the ship's side. Several men running over the deck. A U.S. Navy SH-3D Sea King helicopter low over water to pick up the pilot. The destroyer escort moving up, several men in the foreground on the flight deck. The helicopter lifts off with the pilot. The helicopter in flight over water. The destroyer escort in the background. A U.S. Navy A-6A Intruder aircraft on fly by. U.S. Navy RA-5C Vigilante aircraft coming to a stop on the deck after recovery. The aircraft taxi forward. The helicopter lands on the deck with the recovered pilot. The rescued pilot of the A-7B walks over the deck after returning to the ship.
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