A sailor hanging on a cable attached to USS Akron in flight over Camp Kearny, San Diego, California.
United States USA Date:1932, May 11 Duration:3 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The U.S. Navy Zeppelin, USS Akron (ZRS-4)in flight over Camp Kearny, San Diego, California. she drops mooring cable to crew of about 100 sailors on the ground. Part of the cable breaks, and three sailors are left dangling on the remaining cable. They are pulled up as the Akron rises and two of the sailors fall to their deaths. One sailor (Navy Apprentice Seaman, C.M. Cowart) remains secure on the cable and is reeled into the airship. Captain of the airship, Lieutenant Commander, Charles Emery Rosendahl, gives a public statement following the accident.
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