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“The Galileo train appears to have left the station without a qualified driver or anyone to apply the brakes.” (HC1055, para 82.)Copyright © 2007 Defence Research & Analysis (DR&A)(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0745, 19 Nov 07)

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn
off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives,
the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks “What happened?”.
The pilot’s reply: “I don’t know, I just got here myself!” – Attributed
to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)Sadly this is the last in Mike’s excellent quotes. (Source: Mike Gormley)

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