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Here is an interesting story written by the pilot on the crash of his SR-71 on 25 Jan 66.
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Cool. Thanks for sharing.
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I was lucky enough to meet Bill Weaver at NASA when he was flying Orbital Sciences L1011 mothership. I told him I how I always tell this story to the visitors at the Blackbird Airpark and he just gave me an "ah shucks" kind of look like he got blown out of an SR-71 at Mach 3+ everyday of the week.
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Hey, I heard Tony tell that story just yesterday at the symposium!
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That is truly an amazing story.
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Does anyone know where this SR-71 crashed 25 Jan 1966?
This story has come to light again because it is on the Smithsonian channel https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/this-sr-71-pilot-free-fell-from-the-edge-of-space/37110
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Found this in the Scramle book.
1/25/66 SR-71A #61-17952 30 miles west of Roy, New Mexico. Broke up mid-air, crew eject, one was killed. The X-Hunters have this one on their web site. __________________ Joe Idoni Photo Site http://joeidoni.smugmug.com/