This Is Why You Don’t Stand In Front Of A Plane
Those Decks Are So Loud You Can’t Hear Anything!
Working on a Navy carrier is no easy task. Not only is it hard work all the time, it’s also inherently dangerous as you can imagine. Between the deafening noise, being out in the open water and having multiple jets moving about the deck, bad stuff is bound to happen if you’re not paying attention.
This might be exactly what happened in this clip. One of the crew members onboard the USS Washington was going about his business as usual. With a jet at the ready in back of him, he was standing in front of its right wing. Then it happened.
The plane in the video is a T-45 Goshawk which is a trainer aircraft.
It looks like it might have been a malfunction as the jet jerked forward but was definitely not launched. Since the crewman was facing away from it, he didn’t see the movement and got hit right in the back. He immediately went down.
From the description of the video we read that he was injured, but hopefully recovered completely. What’s mind boggling is the fact the four guys standing in the back of him did not come to his aid.
Not sure if it might be some sort of protocol, but they did not leave their post. If any of you guys were in the service and know why that was, let us know in the comments!