20 min

The Secret Life of 60528 Plane Tales

    • Aviation

Back in 1997, on a sliver of land wedged between a gas station and a car park, a lone C130 Hercules could be found. It was mounted there near the entrance to the National Security Agency at Fort Mead in Maryland for a good reason. Not the original aircraft, as that crashed on foreign soil, it had been painted with the tail number 60528 to represent it.

 



The memorial to the crew of 60528



 



The C130 airborne



 



The plot of 60528 and the track of the intercepting fighters.



 



A Mig 17



 



Gun camera film from the attacking Mig17s



 



Gun camera film from an attacking Mig 17 showing the C130 in flames



 



The crash site of 60528



 



A USN Neptune



 



A Mig15



 



An LA11



 



An RAF Lincoln



 



The U2 spy plane



 



Gary Powers



 



The memorial to the crew of the C130



 



Arlington Cemetery



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to the NSA, Soviet Defence Archives, 1Lt Kucharyaev, Soviet Air Force, Kirill Pisman, Adam Jones, Garry Goebel, RIA Novosti archive and IP Singh.



 

Back in 1997, on a sliver of land wedged between a gas station and a car park, a lone C130 Hercules could be found. It was mounted there near the entrance to the National Security Agency at Fort Mead in Maryland for a good reason. Not the original aircraft, as that crashed on foreign soil, it had been painted with the tail number 60528 to represent it.

 



The memorial to the crew of 60528



 



The C130 airborne



 



The plot of 60528 and the track of the intercepting fighters.



 



A Mig 17



 



Gun camera film from the attacking Mig17s



 



Gun camera film from an attacking Mig 17 showing the C130 in flames



 



The crash site of 60528



 



A USN Neptune



 



A Mig15



 



An LA11



 



An RAF Lincoln



 



The U2 spy plane



 



Gary Powers



 



The memorial to the crew of the C130



 



Arlington Cemetery



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to the NSA, Soviet Defence Archives, 1Lt Kucharyaev, Soviet Air Force, Kirill Pisman, Adam Jones, Garry Goebel, RIA Novosti archive and IP Singh.



 

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