14 JULY 2016:
This is really short but I thought it would give a few of you the "Oh my God!" experience watching it... Going off the cat on an aircraft carrier is scary; imagine what it's like without the cat!
Some new video released by the U.S. Navy shows the moment an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft nearly plunged into the water from the deck of the USS Eisenhower after an arresting cable snapped during a landing on March 18, 2016.
The video, which has since gone viral with more than 1.6 million views, shows the terrifying moment the arresting cable snaps, causing the aircraft to overshoot the runway and fall below the Eisenhower’s landing deck, only to appear moments later as it climbed back into view.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that eight sailors were injured in the incident. The U.S. Navy has blamed the accident on human error and an improperly programmed valve, the paper says.
E-2C almost hits the drink
I can only imagine what might have been happening in the cockpit!
Until next time,