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ID numberF04986
Collection typeFilm
TitleA4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973
Measurement2 min 8 sec
DownloadDownload video 9.54 MB
Object typeTo be confirmed
Place madeAt sea
Date made8 November 1973
DescriptionThe 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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