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Jet race car crash

Old 08-31-2019, 06:56 PM
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I don't know if many of you follow the attempt by the North American Eagle jet race car to break the land speed record.
I have known of this car for over 15 years. It is based a few miles from where I grew up and lived most of my life.
The car was an F-104 with the wings removed.
I went to an engine test in July at Sanderson Airfield in Shelton WA. I have met and talked to several of the people including Jessie Combs. Sadly she lost her life during an attempt to become the fastest woman in the world.
I am sure the car is destroyed also but they are not talking about the car yet. There is no information as to what happened. No release of video.

https://www.landspeed.com/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ecord-n1047321
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:16 PM
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I saw the news the other day and couldn't believe it. Such a huge loss. I've been a fan of Jessie since first seeing her on the many car shows. Not many girls that look like her that can (unintentionally) make the boys look bad with her superior mechanical skills. Would love to have actually met her. I'll bet she was a really special person. R.I.P.

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Old 08-31-2019, 11:48 PM
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I saw that. It is very sad. She was so young too. She had real guts that one.
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