A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.

Stealth A-12 jets were never meant to be seen, then one went missing in the Nevada desert. (US Air Force/) “Oxcart” was an odd nickname for the plane that killed pilot Walter Ray. Oxcarts are slow, cumbersome, and old. Ray’s A-12 jet, meanwhile, was fast, almost invisible, and novel. Among the US’s first attempts at […]