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A-12 ARTICLE 125


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A-12 (60-6928 / 125)
This aircraft was lost on 5 January 1967 during a training sortie flown from Groom Lake . Following the onset of a fuel emergency caused by a failing fuel gauge, the aircraft ran out of fuel only minutes before landing. CIA pilot Walter Ray was forced to eject. Unfortunately, during ejection, the man-seat separation sequence malfunctioned and Ray was killed on impact with the ground, still strapped to his seat.



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