When there is no longer any room on the flight deck, and there is a sky full of aircraft, room has to be made.
During the 1975 Vietnam Evacuation a portion of the evacuees arrived on the flight deck of the USS Denver aboard Helicopters, some small, some very large. At this particular time...there were four UH-1 Choppers on the flight deck that had just recently landed, four more forward of the landing pads that can be seen in the foreground... and a dozen in the air awaiting landing instructions. I was in the Air Control Tower photographing operations when the Air Boss called the Bridge and told the Old-Man- "Captain, there is no more room no the flight deck, shall I wave them off", No... shove those birds off the fantail, make room for more landings. So air-ops continued to land choppers all afternoon and into the night, in two days the Denver shoved 17 UH-1 Coppers into the drink.
If you look closely at the Port Door of the Chopper, you can see a GE M134 7.62 Mini-Gun on it's mount, the modules for communications and crypto were removed from the Choppers, everything else... went to the bottom of the South China Sea.
Camera: Nikon F2, W/200mm Tele, Ektachrome Push-Processed to 400-ASA.