Crusader Ejection Series

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As best recalled, Captain Michael Hanley was taking one of the VMF(AW)-235 birds on a test hop at NAS Atsugi in 1963. Shortly after takeoff roll he reported fumes or bad odor in the oxygen. He then told the tower that he was aborting T/O and proceeded to drop his hook for the mid-field gear. The tower reported a "hook skip" and Mike shut down the engine but continued towards the end of the duty runway and the fence at the bottom of the picture.

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