Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Redford, MI
Bronco Info: '96 Black 302 XLT - '94 Green 351 E. B. both E4OD, 3.55 axles, 31 10.50x15 & a 2018 CT6
overshot the landing or picking up a sinking shot down?
If the engine is running, the prop is usually bent when it hits the water, this prop blade seems straight, my guess is that the engine was not running. Engines are revved to max when landing just in case the plane doesn't catch an arresting wire so the plane can get back up in the air (called a "bolter"). (Jets still do this same thing now.) The net looks like the net along the sides of an aircraft carrier to catch the poor sailor that gets swept off the deck, so the ship is probably a carrier.
Now, how the heck the plane got right next to the carrier is anyone's guess. All three crew members are accounted for, which is a good thing.
"The simplest solution is usually the best solution" - Occam's Razor
How in the world are you going to fix it if you don’t know how it worked in the first place?
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein