Aviation Photo #0712379 Hawker Sea Fury FB11 - UK - Navy

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Just after take-off this aircraft suffered a hydraulic failure such that the starboard main gear locked up but the port main gear was locked down. The pilot spent over a hour trying to free the gear including several attempts to bounce the aircraft off the runway as in this shot. All efforts failed and the aircraft was abandoned over the Irish Sea. The pilot was picked up safely by a Sea King after less than 5 min in the water.
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    John Allan
    UK - Navy
    Hawker Sea Fury FB11
    Hawker Fury/Sea Fury
    Hawker Fury/Sea Fury
    Glasgow - Prestwick
    United Kingdom
    June 10, 1989
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