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Doug_Kibbey
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:43 pm
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Scott Crossfield, dead at 84 in single engine plane crash in Georgia. Details unknown.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:18 pm
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Seems to be thunderstorms and the engine died.

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Sorry to hear this. Wasn't it one of his X-15 flights that ended with a landing that broke the back of the plane?

Tailwinds.....

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Sorry to hear this. Wasn't it one of his X-15 flights that ended with a landing that broke the back of the plane?

Tailwinds.....

I belive so...and for sure he was in the one doing static testing when the engine exploded and blew the cockpit some 50' from the rest of the plane...while he sat patiently inside waiting for rescue from the fire that engulfed the cockpit. I think it was calculated that he sustained something >50 G's from the accelerations following the explosion.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:47 pm
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Sad new indeed. Just saw a show about him on the Military Channel not to long ago.

www.nasa.gov/centers/d...-p021.html

www.edwards.af.mil/his...field.html

www.avweb.com/news/pro...924-1.html

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:12 am
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:32 am
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Saw it on the Nightly news last night. A full life of flight, amazing.

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Chuck Yeager had some rather interesting things to say about Crossfields passing. Must have been quite a rivalry between those two!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:57 pm
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Mr. Crossfield led quite the life. This 3 page story on him was in the Friday, 21 April issue of the Richmond Times Dispatch. I was at Ft Eustis when this came out. I wanted to post it sooner but was quite busy. I realize it's sideways but the picture quality was better this way. Yes, Chuck Yeager and Mr Crossfield had a rivalry. Yeager broke Crossfields Mach 2 achievements just weeks later. I don't believe they got along well but respected each other just the same.

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Thanks for the pics and the story Jeff...
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