That Time we Intentionally Crashed a Boeing 720 Into the Desert

Courtesy of NASA

CID (Controlled Impact Demonstration) was a venture undertaken by NASA and the FAA to obtain data from an intentionally crashed Boeing 720.

One of the experiment’s main goals was the testing of fire-suppressing fuel additive FM-9 (picture above illustrates how well that went). When FM-9 is combined with jet-fuel, it creates antimisting kerosene — known to…