A disabled F-14 Tomcat crashes and burns during an emergency landing on the deck of a carrier in the Atlantic Sea; the pilot and the RIO escape with minor injuries, but one deck crewman sustains a major injury. Mac and Mic investigate aboard the ship at sea. Skates (a sometime RIO with Harm) served as the LSO during the incident; she faces a court-martial for dereliction of duty; Mac and Mic prosecute, and Harm defends. Skates, as a fellow aviator, reveals to Harm a special insight. Bud joins Harm for research, and the two of them meet resistance. Skates gives remarkable testimony from the stand during the trial. Harm and a hard-nosed skipper reconcile.
Did You Know?
The Executive Officer (XO) of the "Patrick Henry" is wearing Surface Warfare Officer insignia. By law, the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer of a carrier are Naval aviators. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Mic Brumby
I must remember this new defense strategy, Skates. Tell the members to go to Hell.
Commander Harmon 'Harm' Rabb Jr.
It only works if you're innocent, Mic.