Cross deck pendant snaps, 8 injured during E-2C landing on IKE

Eight U.S. Navy sailors were injured when the cross deck pendant or arresting cable aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower broke while a E-2C was landing.

US Navy 060227-N-7359L-002 An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Five (VAW-125), lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Long [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Four of them were flown off the carrier by helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while two were taken to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. Another two were treated by medical staff aboard the ship.

The E-2C was able to accelerate and take off off the ship. It then proceed to land at Naval Station Norfolk.

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