posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 01:42 AM
Sal, I, too, remember watching the RB-57F mach tuck event. I was on a office break
sitting on the front porch of the 42nd ARRS at Kirtland AFB, NM when it happened.
Still vivid in my mind is when we heard the muffled explosion and then watched the
debris and cloud fall from the sky. It did indeed take several minutes to fall from the sky.
Very shortly thereafter, the claxon horn went off and the rescue crew raced to board the
HH-43 Huskie and fly off in that direction. I knew both RB-57F crewmembers personally.
They had participated in my Boy Scout troop events a few years earlier. A couple of
commercial airliners at flight altitude called ATC to report the event as the
debris field scattered and dropped as they flew through the area at the same time.
edit on 4-3-2012 by aeroflyer because: Name of poster