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A tragic aviation tale, from 1994, which has become a staple for teaching others:


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That pilot had previous problems and should have been grounded prior to this accident. I read the indepth investigation while stationed in the USA..........every once in awhile a flyer slips through the cracks.... and there has been others and will be others...fact of life

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“Darker Shades of Blue: The Rogue Pilot” is an excellent read. The author is Tony Kern and he was a colleague and friend of Bud Holland who was the aircraft commander in the B52. He was commissioned by USAF to review the accident and was shocked to learn what his friend had been up to and how the command structure had known about it and condoned it (and even laughed about it) for years.

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