|kiint - 2009-04-27 |
that dude can jump
Francis Rope joined the Navy to get away from the underground double dutch circuit. Start a new life. Forget the past.
But somethings cannot be forgotten...
Somethings cannot be outrun...
|Caminante Nocturno - 2009-04-27 |
Shut up, lady! I'm trying to watch the video!
|chumbucket - 2009-04-27 |
what happens when you don't hit cable 3 and forget to throttle up when you touch. And why the military needs to master the technology of gravity fields
when planes land on a carrier they're typically at full throttle until the pilot is sure he's caught the wire and can stop. This guy caught the wire and probably started to pull back when it snapped. Even if he did or even could get back up to power once he realized the problem I believe his hook was probably still snagging the broken wire. There was really nothing he could do but try and then bail when his plane went over the edge of the flight deck
for some reason I was thinking about this while driving back from work and agree...there wasn't much the pilot could do on this, it probably slowed him enough to think he was arresting and then , surprise! not
|Enjoy - 2009-04-27 |
That guy jumping the cable was impressive.
|GiantAtomicFreak - 2009-04-27 |
It turns out white men can jump, you just have to try and whip them at 100mph with a length of steel wire.
|MightierThanTheSword - 2009-04-27 |
So what happened to everyone else in the plane?
Single seat plane, as the narrator says
|Cap'n Profan!ty - 2009-04-27 |
A friend of mine on the Carl Vinson had his buddy lose both his feet to a failed cable. They fucking cut right through things.
I had two uncles on the Saratoga during the first Gulf War. They told me that at the start of every cruise the skipper would remind them that at least one member of the crew was not coming back as that was the average rate of fatality due to accidents on a carrier at sea. He witnessed all sorts of crazy crap like dudes get crushed by the bombs they were trying to load (he was a bomb builder) and even showed me the video tape of the guy getting sucked into the jet engine (http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=41479) years before it made its way out into the world on documentaries and the internet.
|Lauritz Melchior - 2009-04-27 |
This was not supposed to be a reply. It's a comment from the heart for Zatajones :(
|IrishWhiskey - 2009-04-28 |
Once again, its the redshirts that get screwed.
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