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The History of the Hughes XF-11

Howard Hughes XF-11 was a prototype reconnaissance aircraft made for the US military.  On July 7,1946 Hughes himself piloted the plane on its maiden flight.  After being airborne for over two hours, the starboard propellor began to fail and made the XF-11 pull violently to the right.  Hughes did all he could to save the crippled plane but, unfortunately ended up crashing and taking out three homes in the process.  The plane was destroyed and the crash nearly killed Howard Hughes.