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F/A-18 Super Hornet Lost Overboard Off CVN In Mediterranean

Old 9th Aug 2022, 16:17
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https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news...terranean-sea/ 08 Aug 2022 "The aircraft was recovered from a depth of approximately 9,500 feet by a team from Task Force (CTF) 68, Naval Sea Systems Commandís Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), Harry S. Truman, Naval Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and U.S. Sixth Fleet embarked on the multi-purpose construction vessel (MPV) Everest.... The aircraft was recovered using a CURV-21 remotely operated vehicle to attach specialized rigging and lift lines to the aircraft. A lifting hook was attached to the rigging to raise the aircraft to the surface and hoist it aboard Everest...."
SUPSALV and their ROV seem to be getting quite proficient at locating and recovering these stray airframes. Much progress from say the F-14 rolling of the deck off the carrier off Scotland and recoveries using hook and grapple.
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Did somebody say 'FREEBOARD'?! USS Ranger in the 1950s.

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