Video: B-52 Emergency Landing: Flight Without A Tail Fin - 1964 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42

Video: B-52 Emergency Landing: Flight Without A Tail Fin - 1964 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42

28 July 2017

Watch this interesting video incident report from a B-52 Pilot, who landed the aircraft without a tail fin.

On 10 January 1964 a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress was being used to test buffeting turbulence effects on aircraft when the entire vertical stabilizer fin and rudder were unexpectedly ripped off.

Amazingly the aircraft was able continue in controlled flight and after five hours Pilot Charles "Chuck" Fisher landed the crippled plane safely at Blytheville AFB. 

Video: B-52 Emergency Landing: Flight Without A Tail Fin - 1964 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42

This film is an Aerospace Flight Safety report by the United States Air Force which details the events that occurred, with supporting footage from chase aircraft and ground cameras.

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