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SR-71B Blackbird #17957 / #2008

Location: Lost on January 11, 1968.
Author: Blackbird Historian  /  Categories: SR-71B, Lost  /  Rate this article:

Lost on 11 Janaury 1968 near Beale AFB, CA. While over Washington state the SR suffered double generator failure. The Instructor Pilot: Lt. Col. Robert Sowers and the Student Pilot: Capt. David Fruehauf managed to get the aircraft on final to Beale when both engines flamed out due to fuel pump cavitation. Both crew members ejected safely, while the SR crashed inverted several miles from Beale AFB, CA.


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