It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: justwanttofly
There were a few reported sightings over the next couple years, then it just dropped off the radar so to speak.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
If they intended to strip the aircraft for parts, landing or at least landing it intact wouldn't or needn't be a problem.
Fly aircraft over large desert, point it in general areas required, then it's a simple case of a couple of chutes, descend to a few 1000 feet altitude, dump the remaining fuel, reduce air speed to just above stall..around 150 mph, point nose down and bail out...
The jet would crash over the next few miles distance and no fuel means no large explosion..most of the salvageable parts are still intact having been cushioned from the worst of the impact by large sand dunes...maybe.
Either way, the point is, they could have taken it without having the skills to land it conventionally.