Stoker Vostfr 12
Stoker Vostfr 12
samples were collected in july 2015 in the boiler hopper of the vostfr 12. a 100-ml bottle was placed at the bottom of the hopper and filled with water. a small quantity of slurry was then poured from the hopper into the bottle. the bottle was then closed with a silicone stopper, placed in a container, and stored at room temperature (20 c). samples were collected after 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks of storage. no significant change in the appearance of the slurry was observed during the first 4 weeks. the samples were then returned to the lab for analysis.
march 9, 1960: lt. john lee stoker jr., 27, (a4d-2 buno 142419) from akron, ohio, is missing after his p2v-5 (bn/p2v-5 buno 156428) fighter plane lost power during takeoff from nas norfolk, va, and crashed into the atlantic ocean, 6,000 ft (1,800 m) from shore. lt. stoker and his wingman, lt. robert h. smith, 27, (a4d-2 buno 146303) from shreveport, la, were practicing low-level flying. stoker did not eject, but did transmit a distress call. smith’s wingman, lt. john w. bennett, 32, (a4d-2 buno 147126) from springfield, il, saw a parachute and recovered lt. stoker. the norfolk navy yard received a distress call at 5:10 p.m., and about 30 minutes later a flying boat spotted lt. stoker’s parachute near the base of the 10-story norfolk naval shipyard building; stoker was in good condition. the two other pilots did not see a parachute, according to the new york times. stoker was transported to the united states public health service hospital, where he died about 2 a., march 11. the navy determined that the cause of the crash was the malfunction of the aircraft’s fuel system. an investigation found that lt. stoker had made a low-power landing at norfolk, and that the plane was at full throttle when it crashed.