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Doomed SR-71 Blackbird Buried At Sea With Full Military Honors

Doomed SR-71 Blackbird Buried At Sea With Full Military Honors

On Apr. 21, 1989, SR-71 Blackbird #61-17974, better known as Ichi-Ban departed Kadena Air Base (AB) on a mission. At the controls were Pilot Lt. Col Dan House, and RSO Blair Bozek. As #974 accelerated through three times the speed of sound, the left compressor bearing froze, causing the immediate …

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