A spectacular though tragic photographic account of a Sea Vixen missing the arrester wire and hitting the ocean...
NB. Image shows a Scimitar of 800B flight for effect
and not the Vixen accounted for below..
Not low enough....and misses the wire
Pilot loses control...so with Observer ejects
Closer view showing parachutes opening..
Violent splash as Vixen hits the water..
SAR Wessex to the rescue
Casualties brought aboard the 'Eagle'
..and rushed to sick bay.
Goto H.M.S. Eagle
or you could Goto FRONT...