In 1989, during a training mission, the crew of a Dyess AFB B-1B discovered that their aircraft’s nose gear would not extend. After consulting with the Air Force and Rockwell (the manufacturer), the crew diverted to Edwards AFB in California to land on Rogers Dry Lake.

As mentioned in the video, the skill of the crew in bringing the plane in with no injuries and minimal damage earned them the 1989 Mackay Trophy.