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ID number F04986
Title A4 Skyhawk catapult take-offs and crash 8 November 1973
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Place made At sea
Date made 8 November 1973
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 2 min 8 sec
Video Download video 9.54 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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