A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973
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|Title||A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Date made||8 November 1973|
|Measurement||2 min 8 sec|
|Video||Download video 9.94 MB|
The aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne at sea 8 November 1973. Shows Mcdonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawks Nos 872, 874 and 871 landing on carrier deck. Grumman S-2 Tracker No. 853 takes off from carrier. Skyhawk plunges into the sea during failed catapult take off. Pilot is rescued by Wessex helicopter No. 13 and brought aboard Melbourne.
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