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Lockheed Martin photo

928 on the runway at Groom Dry Lake - photo courtesy Lockheed Martin


928 was lost on Thursday, January 5, 1967.  She ran out of fuel (due to a faulty fuel gauge) and crashed while on approach to Groom Dry Lake.  CIA pilot Walt Ray ejected but did not survive.  For a detailed account of the crash, and one man's 27-month quest to find the site, visit Tom Mahood's The Hunt for 928This page was updated on June 28, 1999 - definitely worth a second look!

Ray Scalise was a Fire Control Officer on the YF-12 during the early test program at Groom Dry Lake, and knew Walt Ray personally.  Click here to download an html book from Ray with recollections about Walt and his last flight.


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