Charles A. Beasley
Major Chuck Beasley, a TX ANG pilot with the 182nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron played an important role in an emergency landing of a crippled commercial jetliner with 98 passengers. The jet had blown a tire when taking off from San Francisco and headed for Kellly AFB’s long 12,000-foot runway.
Beasley flew his F-102 beneath the transport to make a visual determination that a wheels-up landing could be attempted.
Source: Air Reservist Magazine, Dec 1967/Jan1968
- 182nd Tactical Fighter Squadron/149th Tactical Fighter Group, TXANG (F-100 D/F)
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