This is how they remove crashed airplanes off an aircraft carrier deck

A cool photo of a crash crane lifting a damaged Harrier jet off the deck of the US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The crash and salvage team regularly practice this kind of operations in case of an airplane crash. That crane is surprisingly huge—just look at the guy in the cabin and the airplane itself.

I have to confess that I never thought that they would need to carry these cranes this until I saw this photo. Hey sailors, any other weird hardware you want to talk about in the comments?


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