Pilot successfully lands a B-52 plane without vertical stabilizer
Blytheville Arkansas Date:1964, January 10 Duration:60 sec Sound:Yes
Pilot successfully lands a B-52H (6-032) airplane with its vertical stabilizer tail torn off at Eaker AFB, Blytheville, Arkansas. The B-52 plane gets damaged during a test flight over northern New Mexico. The vertical stabilizer was ripped off due to buffeting stresses during turbulence (loss of structural integrity). Pilot Charles "Chuck" Fisher lands safely after five hours of flying without tail. Crew and ground support staff on the airfield look at the torn tail.
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