There were several dramatic plane crashes on or near the Plains. One deals with a P-80 Shooting Star (America's first jet) crashing on a highway in July of 1947. It seems that a plane designated the AT-6C North American Aviation Trainer crashed at the new Horse Springs store. Included is some humorous local lore about the aftermath of the plane hitting a chicken house.
Also reviewed in this chapter is some missile testing over the north Plains area in the late 1960s. Missiles were fired from Green River, Wyoming into the White Sands Proving Grounds west of Socorro.
We also take a look at where many of those featured in this book were in 2013 when this work was nearing completion.