The Strange But True Story of the Cornfield Bomber

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The Strange But True Story of the Cornfield Bomber

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Post by howie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 pm

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AVweb blogger Paul Berge recently observed--only half in jest--that an airplane would land itself if left unattended. It has happened, as this AVweb classic video shows. The incident, which occurred in 1970, has become known as the Cornfield Bomber. After the pilot ejected because he couldn't recover from a flat spin, the airplane righted itself and landed in a cornfield. It was recovered, repaired and flew again. This video details one of the most bizarre incidents in aviation history.



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Re: The Strange But True Story of the Cornfield Bomber

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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:03 am

Amazing story but more amazing that the quality of the engineering allowed it to do that.



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