The ‘Cornfield Bomber’ (VIDEO)

“During a training mission from Malmstrom AFB on Feb. 2, 1970, this F-106 entered an uncontrollable flat spin forcing the pilot, Maj. (Ret.) Gary Foust, to eject. Unpiloted, the aircraft recovered on its own and made a gentle belly landing in a field near Big Sandy, Mont.”

Man, that’s got to be hard on the ego. “Hey Gary, we were thinking of getting some beers after work. You fly, we’ll buy. So just wait here, OK?”

This video and many others courtesy the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.