• The time a B-52H bomber had its tail ripped off by turbulence but still managed to land 6 hours later

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    A B-52H Stratofortress, tail number 61-023, flying with its vertical stabilizer sheared off, January 10, 1964.
    US Air Force
    On January 10, 1964, a B-52H bomber with the serial number 61-0023 took off from Kansas on a test mission to examine the effects of turbulence at varying altitudes and airspeeds.
    By the time the bomber landed in Arkansas hours later, its vertical stabilizer had been shorn off, and the Air Force had learned a lot more about what the B-52 could take.
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