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Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
Indeed it is, I remember seeing a documentary about this. The Y/F-16 was suppsoed to do a high speed taxi? (don't remember the correct name) where it was suppsoed to go as fast as possible on the ground without actually starting to fly. Now because the wings were negative-v and top mounted (and the lack of computers) the plane took off and it took and became impossible to control. It took 30 minutes for the test pilot to get the plane safely back to the ground.