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X-51A Flight Test Plunges into Pacific

Contributor: Peter Smith
Posted: 08/16/2012
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The X-51A Waverider, an experimental aircraft seeking hypersonic flight, crashed into the Pacific Ocean after just seconds of flight due to an apparent control fin failure according to an Air Force statement on Tuesday. ""It is unfortunate that a problem with this subsystem caused a termination before we could light the Scramjet engine,"


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Peter Smith
Contributor: Peter Smith