Carrier work is dangerous for all involved.
When I lived in California, I knew a former Naval Aviator, who flew in either F-4 Phantoms or A-6 Intruders in the late 1960's. Shot up over No. Vietnam, but was able to bail out over water and picked up by search and rescue. He told me that a carrier landing was a "controlled crash" as the pilot needs enough air speed to clear the flight deck and try another attempted landing. He was medically retired as on a training mission off San Diego, aircraft had engine and electrical failures and they had to eject. But the canopy did not eject, instead his seat broke through the canopy. A physician friend married a Navy widow. Deceased husband was a carrier pilot who crashed into the fantail of the carrier during night operations somewhere off Yankee Station during Vietnam. I was a patient at the now-defunct Oak Knoll Navy Hosp. 1967-68, and often saw flight deck personnel who were injured by flight deck crashes, arresting cables breaking, fires, etc.