Watch: A-6 Intruder Pilot Ejecting On Carrier Deck

Watch: A-6 Intruder Pilot Ejecting On Carrier Deck
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The Grumman A-6 Intruder is an American twinjet all-weather attack aircraft developed by the American aircraft company Grumman Aerospace. Both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps used this attack aircraft. The A-6 was developed due to a requirement made by the United States Navy for an all-weather jet-powered carrier-based aircraft. The A-6 Intruder is the successor of the attack aircraft A-1 Skyraider.

In February of 1991, one A-6E Intruder landed on the carrier USS America (CVA-66). After the landing, the aircraft lost its braking power. This made the both pilot and the navigator of the aircraft to eject. On that day Lieutenant Commander Mac Williams was the pilot and the  Lieutenant L. Fox was the bombardier/navigator of the aircraft.

However, the aircraft did not completely go over the deck. The deck crew was summoned to push the aircraft after the incident so that the deck is clear. You can watch the video of the carrier deck ejection down below!

 

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