This NASA F-106B Plane Was Struck By Lightning 714 Times
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Dario Leone


An amazing story. 

The interesting photo in this post features F-106B 57-2516, known as NASA 816 Lightening Strike Burns.

As JP Santiago explains in an interesting article appeared on his website Tails Through Time, after this F-106B flew as N616NA for NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland for several years in supersonic transport-related studies, it was transferred to Langley Research Center and renumbered N816NA for a role it would serve for nearly six years...

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