A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973

Units
Accession Number F04986
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 8 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made At sea
Date made 8 November 1973
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

Description

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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