Sunday, September 04, 2016

Dramatic: Navy Plane Avoiding Crash off Aircraft Carrier

This is the terrifying moment a Navy plane nearly crashed into the sea when a metal cable used to catch the landing aircraft suddenly snapped and injured eight sailors.

A video shows the cable, stretched across the deck, slow down the E-2C Hawkeye plane as it prepares to land on the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower.  But then the wire swiftly breaks from the aircraft's tail hook and the plane continues down the flight deck before it frighteningly disappears.

The crew was able to make a remarkable recovery. CBS's David Martin reports.

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