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The 1959 Khrushchev visit to Washington marked the first Tupolev Tu-114 flight to America
The flight went off without a hitch and the Tupolev Tu-114 was quite the superstar when it landed at Andrews AFB At the 1955 superpower summit in Geneva, Soviet premier Khrushchev found himself embarrassed when President Eisenhower and the American delegation arrived in four-engined propliners and he arrived in a small twin-engine...
The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries, while the F-16C, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed According to an Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released on Oct. 26, 2017, improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Maryland, on Apr. 5,...
Three Boeing mechanics contaminated Air Force One oxygen system by using tools, parts, and components that did not comply with cleanliness standards while checking oxygen lines for leaks Three Boeing contractor mechanics working on the oxygen system of an VC-25A aircraft did not follow correct procedures and ended up contaminating the system, an U.S. Air Force (USAF) investigation has concluded. The aircraft was...
Retired Sgt. Bobby McCasland, former KC-135 crew chief, was impressed by how easy the Stratotanker was to maintain compared to the B-52 Stratofortress On Jun. 28, 1957, the first KC-135 Stratotanker was delivered to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). Retired Chief Master Sgt. Bobby McCasland, a former crew chief, was part of the crew that picked up the first aircraft, tail...

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