Fascinating video shows B-1B bomber crash landing on Dry Lake at Edwards AFB
Impressive footage of a B-1B “Lancer” performing a crash landing on lakebed.
The following video was recorded on Oct. 4, 1989.
It shows the successful crash landing of a “Bone” (85-0070) on the surface of Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, where the plane was diverted after an in-flight failure to the #2 hydraulic system prevented it from lowering the nose gear.
A dry lake in the vicinity is all you need in case of emergency: the huge lakebed minimized the damage to the plane as the following image shows.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force
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