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Video – USS Carl Vinson F/A-18C Hornet Fire

Posted by Michael April 16th, 2011 / 1 Comment

US Navy released this video of a F/A-18C Hornet experiencing an engine fire following a touch-and-go landing aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on April 11 2011. The pilot was able to execute a single-engine approach and successfully land on the aircraft carrier. After landing, the plane that is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, became engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished by flight deck emergency team that responded immediately. No one was injured in the mishap.

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One Response to Video – USS Carl Vinson F/A-18C Hornet Fire

  1. Watching this again I’m intrigued at the strategy employed to put out this fire. First the truck comes out and suspends the flames at what seems to be an odd angle, but as you watch further you can see that the truck’s goal is not to put out the fire, but to prevent it from spreading further up the aircraft, and to give the ground crew a chance to tackle the fire from a perpendicular angle. Out in 2 minutes. Impressive.

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