December 16, 1992

1992: At night, a B-52 from the 668th Bomb Squadron (Griffiss AFB) loses two engines in flight when one explodes and damages another. Two other engines on the same side of the air­craft flame out, forcing the crew into frantic maneuvers to save the aircraft. The pilot manages to restart the two flamed-out engines and land the plane safely. For that feat, the crew receives the Mackay trophy.

 

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