December 11, 2012

This was a somewhat strange accident which occurred on October 14th, 1959. A T-33 jet trainer began having engine problems. In an effort to make it back to Wright-Patterson, the pilot tried to jettison the wing-tip fuel tanks to lighten the aircraft. One of the fuel tanks, weighing some 1400 pounds with fuel,  happened to fall on the Lanning residence. The tank went through several walls and killed the family dog, Puddles.

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