British Royal Navy F4U Corsair airplane makes emergency gear-up landing at NAS New York during World War II
Brooklyn New York USA Date:1943 Duration:50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Film opens with a Corsair F4U aircraft making a smooth gear- up emergency landing on a runway at the U.S. Naval Air Station New York (Floyd Bennett field) in World War 2. "Royal Navy, JT 229" is stenciled on the rear of its fuselage, identifying it as belonging to that Squadron. The canopy is open and other than for the landing gear malfunction, the pilot and aircraft appear OK. The Corsair's three-bladed propeller is bent and its engine is shut down. The runway appears to have been foamed, and bits of it are raised as the aircraft slides forward. After the aircraft stops, the cameraman moves, and takes up again as firefighters who were already standing by, respond with protective gear and a hose, ready to employ more foam, if necessary. However, the cockpit is empty and a sailor and the plane captain are already checking over the airplane, as firefighters get set up. It is clear they are not needed.
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