Sea Hurricane jumps barrier on carrier flight deck

Sea Hurricane jumps barrier on carrier flight deck

Here we see one of the dangers of carrier operations - one Sea Hurricane has jumped the barrier on the flight deck and plowed into a second Hurricane, damaging both. The incident took place on 4 October 1944.

Many thanks to David Horne for sending us these pictures, which came from the collection of his father, Peter Horne, who served with the Fleet Air Arm from 1942 to 1946.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 September 2013), Sea Hurricane jumps barrier on carrier flight deck , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_sea_hurricane_jumps_barrier.html

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