- Nov 11, 2012
- Marietta, GA
Not sure about restricting fighters to flying gently
In this crash, I'd argue that the airplane was being flown gently in the segment where the pilot lost control and crashed. Sure, people crash aircraft doing aerobatics, but far more get bent in normal operations due to pilot error, weather, or mechanical failure. The last 3 B-17's that we've lost were all lost due to one form or another of mechanical failure.