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Carrier landing cable snapped

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Anyone know the back story at all? I'm surprised at the outcome.

 

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holy..............cow.....

 

Thought he was ditching for sure.

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I guess that`s why they train Navy pilots to apply full power on touchdown, insurance policy in case it breaks.

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I guess that`s why they train Navy pilots to apply full power on touchdown, insurance policy in case it breaks.

In case of cable failure, tailhook failure, or failure to catch a cable.  Back before the angled flight deck, this would have resulted in the aircraft crashing into the barrier and possibly into parked aircraft.  Looking at the video, the aircraft definitely slowed before the arresting system failure, I am surprised the pilots were able to keep the aircraft out of the water.  That is some impressive flying!

 

The linked article was quite informative as to the cause of this incident. 

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i have a feeling the line at the bathroom was long after this happened ... good flying by this guys ...

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Probably had to throw their flight suits away.

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Wow that must have been real close

You can say that again, I wouldn't mind betting those wheels were wet as they gained altitude.

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