The Cornfield Bomber

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force tells the story of the Cornfield Bomber, which would be better named the Wheat Field Fighter. Pilot Gary Foust tells how the Convair F-106 Delta Dart went out of control during a routine training flight in 1970 and spun until he ejected. Then, it leveled out on its own, and flew itself to a gentle landing in a snow-covered Montana field! No, the military fighter plane did not have autopilot. The plane had so little damage from the incident that it was soon put back into service, and Foust got to fly it again. -via Viral Viral Videos


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