Firefighting on the Flight Deck


Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Museum
New York, United States

A photographer’s mate on board the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid captured a series of images showing an accident on the flight deck. An auxiliary fuel tank falls from the belly of an AD Skyraider and bursts into flames. Crew members raced to extract the pilot, who survived.


  • Title: Firefighting on the Flight Deck
  • Date Created: 1957/1961
  • Historic Owner: Robert Wayne Osburn
  • Credit Line: Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of Robert Wayne Osburn and family. P2013.149.153

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