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.
William P. Hickey
Bill Hickey flew the F-100 from 1973 to 1982 with the 112th Tactical Fighter Squadron/180th Tactical Fighter Group of the OHANG out of Toledo, OH. He then flew the A-7 and F-16 with the 162nd Fighter Group of the AZANG.
From 1995-2015 Bill was a pilot for Northwest Airlines/Delta Airlines.