Trapped Pilot Drowns in Cockpit

Trapped Pilot Drowns in Sinking Cockpit (1958) - Captured on Camera - The aircraft piloted by Commander J D Russell coming in to land on HMS Victorious in the Solent, Hampshire, it touches down, hooks onto the arrester wires and the plane then rolls along the deck. A rescue helicopter lowers a man down to try and help Commander Russell. But the waves lap over the cockpit and the aircraft sinks.

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