|Measurement||2 min 8 sec|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||8 November 1973|
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A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973
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.
Video of A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973 (video)