Tag: Swoon 52

The Death Spiral of Swoon 52: the story of the B-52 bomber that crashed into Hunt's Mesa during a low level training sortie
"As the plane leveled off, Hunt’s Mesa suddenly appeared above the aircraft on the crew’s radar scopes that displayed the plane’s position well below the mesa rim. The pilot firewalled the engines and started a steep climb to clear the ridge, but the effort proved too late," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500...