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Scott R Wilson

B-58 crash landing video

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My family and I were there at Carswell in the early 1960s and saw a B-58 land with one main only half extended just like in this video. I was about six years old. I'm not sure this video is the same emergency landing we saw. It was a long time ago but my memory is of the B-58 we saw landing in the opposite direction at dusk. I wrote to my folks to find out what they remember. Regardless, I think you'll find this interesting.

Scott W.

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Cool video, interesting to see the Huskie fly over with a firefighting bucket. Looks like the engines saved the Hustler to fly another day.

Thanks for sharing

Lee

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Also interesting that the EWO and NAV jettisoned their hatches prior to landing. I saw another B-58 emergency landing video (damaged main landing gear), same thing. Must have been a standard procedure.

Always liked the Hustler. If I had to pick one aircraft to be resurrected to flight status and put onto the airshow circuit, it would be the B-58.

Thanks for the link.

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Also interesting that the EWO and NAV jettisoned their hatches prior to landing. I saw another B-58 emergency landing video (damaged main landing gear), same thing. Must have been a standard procedure.

Always liked the Hustler. If I had to pick one aircraft to be resurrected to flight status and put onto the airshow circuit, it would be the B-58.

Thanks for the link.

All three hatches were jettisoned as it was sliding, first the pilot's, then the Bomb-Nav's (2nd station) then DSO's (3rd station) but it's harder to see the pilot's go than the other two.

I think it's a shame more B-58s weren't saved for museums, and that at least one wasn't stored indoors before the windscreen glass started delaminating from sitting in the sun.

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Cool video, interesting to see the Huskie fly over with a firefighting bucket. Looks like the engines saved the Hustler to fly another day.

Thanks for sharing

Lee

That wasn't a Huskie, it was a Ch-34.

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That wasn't a Huskie, it was a Ch-34.

There's a Huskie flying by earlier in the video before the S-58 shows up. My guess is the S-58 was operated by General Dynamics/Convair since it's in civilian paint.

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Looking at this again I noted that the Bomb-Nav slid down the rope and ran from the jet while the DSO and pilot both just stood up in their cockpits. A few seconds later it looks like the pilot took off his helmet and threw it down to someone in front of the jet.

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