In order to make aircraft carriers as
autonomous as possible, they have to be able to respond to all kinds of
situation, including manage aircrafts unable to land using the arresting
cables. To cater for such a circumstance, a crash barrier may be deployed
accross the deck, beyond the arresting cables area.
The barrier is made of nylon strips hung between nylon cables, and these cables
are wound around braking winches, thus a concept similar to arresting cables.
As may be seen on the photo on the left, crew prepare a net to be attached to
two arms (one is visible, flush with deck, just above the yellow cart and below
the last two arresting cable winches) which will then raise into position.
On other carriers, it may be positioned further forward on the deck, around the