5 December 1956 – A Northrop XSM-62 Snark, 53-8172, N-69D test model, fitted with a new 24-hour stellar inertial guidance system, launches from Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Florida. It wanders off-course, ignores destruct command, disappears over Brazil. It is found by a farmer in January 1983. The Day They Lost the Snark By J.
Jeffrey A. Davoll
Jeff Davoll was a pilot in the Ohio National Guard at the Toledo Express Airport from November 1972 to January 1995. He was also a B-777 pilot for Delta Airlines for over thirty-seven years, retiring in 2018.
Since 2018 he has worked for Delta Global Services – Staffing, a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Delta Air Lines