Hang Glider Crash

A rigid-wing hang glider was being piloted near Point of the Mountain, Utah when it suffered a catastrophic in-flight failure and crashed. The pilot sustained serious injuries but survived. An accident investigation found that the main wing spar completely fractured in two locations: one on the left wing 48 inches outboard of the aircraft centerline, and one on the right wing 83 inches outboard of the aircraft centerline.


Structural Testing of the Kwajalein DCCB

The headline in the November 8, 1988 issue of Stars and Stripes in the Pacific read “Guerrillas Rocket Kabul.” It was Election Day in the US, and George H. W. Bush with his running mate Dan Quayle was about to beat Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen for the White House.


Deflategate Negated

On January 18, 2015, the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts played in the AFC Championship Football Game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to determine which team would advance to Super Bowl 49. During the first half of the game the Colts complained that one of the footballs the Patriots had been using on their offense felt low on pressure . . .