Thursday, November 15, 2018

The "accidental" fighter pilot

How a maintenance job, moving a few yards at a time down the runway, went wrong.

I bet the language in the cockpit of that fighter must have been . . . interesting!



Will said...

A correction to that story:
Taffy wasn't hospitalized for a couple years for help. He sought help over a couple years time to deal with the mental stresses that seemed to be due to this incident. PTSD was the verdict, IIRC.

Lacking a canopy had to be a big problem during this flight.

Jim said...

I saw that one. Taffy was a very lucky fellow and it's rather amazing he got the plane down. I like the History Guy videos. I find them interesting.