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Summary: PLANE CRASH F3D BUAER 127078. (Label - Official US Navy Motion Picture Film Photographic Laboratory, USS Intrepid - CVA-11. Date 16 October 1954. Steam Catapult, starboard of USS Intrepid - crash of BuAer 127078.) Douglas F3D Skynight night fighter (Bureau of Aeronautics No. 12078) crashes in the sea after launch from deck of US Navy carrier USS Intrepid three days after the first launch with US-built steam catapults took place from the same carrier. The pilot is rescued. Additional detailed footage of the operation of the pumps and catapult mechanism.