Nine members of the United States Air Force left Westover Air Force
Base in Massachusetts at 12:11 pm on Thursday, January 24, 1963.
The mission of this flight was routine: practicing low level
navigation to avoid the newest Soviet radar technology and return
to Westover at 5:30 pm. Find out what went wrong, and what happened
to the crew.
"When I walked by I said, 'This is a [Pratt &
Whitney] 2037 that goes on our 757's,' and he said, 'I know that.
Are you still having any problems with the gearbox?' I was
Source: Tony Charaf, senior VP for tech
operations at Delta Air Lines, related the story of a recent visit
by Delta CEO Richard Anderson to an engine shop... not always a
venue corporate types are comfortable in, or especially familiar