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This X-15 was carried under the wing of B-52 from Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California and released over Nevada. On November 9, 1962, the X-15 had to make an emergency landing on Mud Lake in Nye County, Nevada, due to an engine failure. The X-15’s left skid collapsed on touchdown and the aircraft flipped onto its back before complete stop. Jack McKay, NASA’s test pilot, was injured during the crash, but returned to service and flew an X-15 twenty two more times.

X-15's  Emergency Landing on Mud Lake (11/09/1962)