Video captures moment whereby E-2C managed to fly off after CDP snaps

The U.S. Navy has released the footage of an incident aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhowe on Mar. 18 when a E-2C failed to land after one of the arresting cable snapped. (Update: Corrected to E-2C)


The aircraft had decelerated and nearly came to a stop at the edge of the angled deck when the No. 4 cable failed and the early warning aircraft continued down towards the ocean below. Five seconds later, it was seen pulling away from the sea surface.

Investigations into the incident revealed that a maintenance crew had missed at least one and possibly two critical steps during servicing of the cross deck pendant engine.

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