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YF-12A Blackbird #06936 / #1003

YF-12A Blackbird #06936 / #1003

Location:Lost on June 24, 1971 at Edwards AFB, CA.
Author: Blackbird Historian  /  Categories: YF-12, Lost  /  Rate this article:
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While in the traffic pattern at Edwards AFB, a fire broke out due to fuel line rupture, while on final the entire aircraft became engulfed in fire and both crew members ejected safely, Lt. Col. Ronald Layton, and Major Bill Curtis.




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