The SR-71 Blackbird

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SR-71A Blackbird #17969 / #2020

Location: Lost on May 10, 1970 near Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand.
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After refueling the aircraft was in a climb back to altitude, when it entered a huge thunderstorm with clouds well above 45,000 ft. Both engines flamed out and unable to save the aircraft both USAF Pilot/ RSO: Maj. William Lawson/ Maj. Glibert Martinez ejected safely.


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