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Michael James Adams

M Adams

Born: 5 May 1930, Sacramento, California, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 15 November 1967 (Crash of X-15)

Group: USAF MOL Group 1 (12 November 1965)

Status: Deceased

 

USAF (Non-FAI) Flights:
1X-15 Flight #19115 November 19674 minutes, 50 seconds

 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
X-15 Flight #173 6 October 1966 8 minutes, 26 seconds
X-15 Flight #176 29 November 1966 7 minutes, 56 seconds
X-15 Flight #177 22 March 1967 9 minutes, 30 seconds
X-15 Flight #179 28 April 1967 9 minutes, 16 seconds
X-15 Flight #182 15 June 1967 9 minutes, 11 seconds
X-15 Flight #187 25 August 1967 7 minutes, 37 seconds

Adams died in the crash of flight #191, in which the aircraft was destroyed. After reaching peak altitude, Adams entered a spin at Mach 5. He entered dive at 30,000 m, began high frequency pitch oscillations reaching 15 G's. The aircraft was unable to endure the stress and disintegrated.

 


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