Fatal Crash of F-100 at Edwards AFB


    A U.S. Air Force F-100 jet fighter aircraft, piloted by Lieutenant Barty R. Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, trying to go-around, from failed landing attempt at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He had taken off from Palmdale, California, was unable to retract his landing gear, and was attempting an emergency landing at Edwards AFB. The aircraft hovers over the runway in a nose high attitude under full power (so-called "Sabre Dance"), but fails to fully recover controlled flight, eventually striking its right wing on the ground and crashing in a fireball.

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