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Mtflyer

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A couple of months ago, I headed out the Las Vegas to meet up with Steve and Sam to visit some sites in the area. We visited four crash sites while I was there including the site of John Boyd's F-100D #56-2931 that crashed north of Nellis AFB on June 1, 1960. I been wanting to check this site out ever since Craig located it some years ago. Steve was able to locate it with the help of Sam's searching of resources skills. Thanks Steve and Sam for let me join you guys on these visits. Photos of the F-100D #56-2931 crash site are HERE


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Thanks for another great trip report, I really enjoy the ones to aircraft that I'am familiar with and in this case I had read the biography for 'Forty-Second' Boyd this past year.
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Hi phixer,

 

I think this is the accident that almost cost him his career. I had his biography, but loaned it out a few years ago and never got it back so can't confirm it. From what I remember, he was able to duplicate the hydraulic failure in a hanger and that saved him.


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Mt,

You must have a better memory than me, I had to go reread about the incident.  You're correct they wanted to court-martial him but he was able to prove that he did nothing wrong along with discovering a design flaw in the F-100.


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