WTF Fun Fact – F-106 Lands Itself

In 1970, an F-106 pilot engaging in mock combat lost control in a dive, ejected, and then the plane righted itself. It continued to fly and landed softly in a snowy field. The F-106 was later recovered with minimal damage and returned to service. WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/history/plane-flew-pilot-ejected-f-106a-flew-miles-landing-gently-field.html

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  1. A russian jet flew 1500 miles without a pilot. Eventually crashing on top of the only house in the surrounding fields, in Belgium.

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