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MILITARY JET TEST DISASTERS - XB-70 VALKYRIE 20207 MID AIR WITH F-104 - 2

The most wicked bomber ever built, sadly canceled after the loss of XB-70 Valkyrie 20207 (Second aircraft built). Tragically on the 8th June 1966, during a photo shoot for General Electric (Who produced the engines used in all aircraft in the formation) this formation consisting of a, F-4, F-5, T-38, and a F-104 that was piloted by NASA Chief Test Pilot Joe Walker were involved in a 'midair' collision.
At the conclusion of the photo shoot as the aircraft were preparing to break off to land the 104 became trapped in a severe aerodynamic vortex that was generated by the bomber's outer wing panel causing the 104 to strike the starboard wing then rolled the 104 over on it's back colliding with the XB-70s vertical stabilisers removing them. The 104 burst into flames damaging the XB-70s port wing leaving the big bomber without operational control surfaces. Sadly Chief Test Pilot Joe Walker was killed in this collision.
With no operational control surfaces the big bomber entered a spin falling out of the formation.
Only one of the XB-70s pilots managed to eject from the bomber, that in itself was almost another tragedy!! As the XB-70 was capable of Mach 3+ the aircraft utilised new ejector seats that had a 'clam shell', cover that completely enclosed the pilots to protect them on ejection. (Used in the F-111 as well).
Co pilot Carl Cross was unable to eject and perished when the aircraft struck the ground inverted. Lead pilot Al White's ejection sequence was disrupted when his arm became trapped in the 'Clam shell' doors delaying his ejection, he managed to extricate his arm and complete the ejection only moments before the Valkyrie struck the ground.
 

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