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15th November 1967


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On the 191st flight of the X-15 program out of Edwards AFB, California, the third of three, 56-6672, suffers problems during reentry from 266,000 foot altitude, 3,750 mph mission. Airframe has massive structural failure, killing pilot Michael J. Adams, the only fatality in X-15s.


Above the second X-15 6671 and below 6672 is seen with a F104 chase plane


(the lower cruxiform tail fin has been released to allow the aircraft to land.)

Edited by antarmike
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