Our Flying Tank
Isn't it wild? It seems the more avoidable the incident, the nastier the consequences.
When our M-47 tanks were replaced with M-48 tanks a rash of accidents happened, with one fatality that I know of. The accelerator and brake pedal were reversed from the old tank to the new.
concerning the fatality. A column of tanks stopped, and a crewman from the lead tank jumped to the ground at the rear of his tank. The commander of the second yelled for his driver to stop, and he hit the gas instead. The pointy nose of the M-48 pinned the guy's head to the back of the lead tank right at the base of his helmet.
Stoicism is nothing to get excited about....