Punctures are nearly always on the rear tyre. This is because if you run over a nail lying flat, the front tyre kicks it up then the rear can run over the point.
Now, say you were travelling at about 75mph through a gentle curve and were to hit a lump of metal embedded in the road surface, such as a UK 'Cat's Eye" reflector that is about 2-inches proud of the surface due to road-surface erosion:
Then what happens to your front wheel is this:
That crack goes right through the wheel.
The tyre deflated instantly. The bike shook it's head vigorously and then settled. By this time I was on a straight section of road, so as the bike was a 2004 RT with fully linked brakes, I just gently rolled off the throttle and allowed the bike to slow, whilst changing down through the gears. When the bike was down to about 5mph or so, the front got vague and there was another wriggle, so I then used the rear gently to stop the bike, upright and unharmed apart from the front wheel, tyre and my underwear.
If i had a bike without rear-to-front linkage I would have used gentle rear braking to reduce speed more rapidly.
Modern stiff-walled tubeless tyres give such good zero-pressure stability that these scenarios are much more survivable than you would think.
The worst aspect of this event was that my week-long tour of Scotland was over on the second day and I had a 12-hour long recovery of me and my bike to home from Scotland.