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  •  There was a B-47 that disintegrated (4+ / 0-)
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    over Little Rock, Arkansas in 1960.  Apparently everyone had their heads down and the plane started into a graveyard spiral.  When the pilot realized what was happening, he yanked the stick to straighten it up and pull out.  Airplane parts rained down on a schoolyard, which mercifully was empty of kids.  Q corner can be an unforgiving bitch.  

    Here is an account of that accident.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:23:16 PM PST

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