What type of aircraft mishap has only ever happened once in the whole history of aviation?

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The Space Shuttle disintegrating above Texas is the only truly unique one I can think of. When else has a crewed, winged, vehicle had plasma burn a hole through a portion of it and crashed? X-15 had some damage from shockwaves, but it landed.

The pilot, CMDR "Willie" McCool, was the Ops Officer at VAQ-132 when I was there. I remember the day he got his acceptance notification for NASA. Heck of a nice guy!
 
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