After 26 years, a secret aircraft that has reportedly crashed during takeoff at RAF Boscombe Down still remains one of military aviation’s most intriguing mysteries. According to stories, the aircraft was set to take off from Runway 23 at RAF Boscombe Down, a Royal Air Force Base in Wiltshire, England, on the evening of September 26, 1994. As the aircraft was making its run down the runway, a malfunction occurred, delaying the takeoff. A few moments later, the London Air Traffic Control Center, or LATCC, was notified that the entire runway needed to be closed. Since then, what happened next remained a mystery, and it was presumed that the aircraft was wrapped up and disassembled to be able to be flown back to the U.S.
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