The pilot Albert Scott Crossfield died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Renowned test pilot and U.S. Navy fighter pilot who became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound.
He was born in Berkeley, California and spent part of his early life in Washington state.
He was uninjured and the airplane was repaired. On June 8, 1960, he had another close call during ground tests with the XLR-99 engine. He was seated in the cockpit of the No. 3 X-15 when a malfunctioning valve caused a catastrophic explosion.