If these indications are present, stop the aircraft. Do not taxi with inoperable NWS. Inform the tower of
NWS failure, press the paddle switch to disengage NWS, and press the MSTR ALERT light (to cancel the
light and tone). The deck crew will attach a tow bar. While you are being towed, follow the flight directors
WARNING: Do not reengage NWS or use differential braking while the tow bar is attached.
The illumination of the HYD 1 PRESS caution light, a low indication of pressure on the brake pressure
gauge, or a decrease or loss of brake pedal pressure are indications of brake failure. If these indications
occur, use high gain nose wheel steering and available braking to maintain directional control while
stopping. If only one brake fails, use NWS and the functioning brake to stop the aircraft.
Drop the arresting hook (to signal deck personnel that a brake failure has occurred), ensure that the ANTI-
SKID switch is in OFF position, and engage the parking brake if possible.
Advise the tower of your situation. Move the throttle to OFF when necessary or if a collision is unavoid-
able. Make every effort to keep the aircraft on the flight deck, even if it means running into the island or
other aircraft. If the aircraft is leaving the flight deck, eject. Once a wheel is off the flight deck (i.e., aircraft
is no longer level), the aircraft may be out of the ejection envelope and ejection is no longer recom-
mended. The following water egress procedures may be necessary.
Pull the MDC firing handle and activate emergency oxygen. In the event of an underwater egress, it is
possible to breathe under water with the oxygen equipment to a depth of 16 feet.
If you can evacuate with the survival kit, release the upper Koch fittings, pull the emergency restraint
release (to release leg restraints), evacuate the aircraft with the seatpack, and inflate your life preserver
If you must evacuate without the survival kit, release the upper Koch fittings, pull the emergency restraint
release, release the lower Koch fittings, disconnect oxygen/communication connectors, and inflate your
If the cockpit has flooded, the LPU may have inflated due to the water-activated automatic inflation device.
If so, care must be taken during exit to avoid damage to the LPU.
LAUNCH BAR MALFUNCTION (AIRBORNE)
A launch bar malfunction is indicated by the red L BAR warning light accompanied by the warning tone.
If these indications occur, verify that the launch bar switch is in the RETRACT position. If the launch bar
fails to retract, inform the LSO/tower and refer to the Landing Gear Malfunction-Landing Guide chart in
your PCL. If the launch bar is visually confirmed to be in the DOWN position, clean up, exit the pattern
using standard procedures, and rendezvous on the lead safe overhead according to tower instructions.