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A-12 ARTICLE 126



A-12 (60-6929 / 126)
This aircraft was lost on 28 December 1965, seven seconds into a functional check flight (FCF) from Groom Lake performed by CIA pilot Mele Vojvodich. The Stability Augmentation System (SAS) had been incorrectly wired up, and the pilot was unable to control the aircraft 100 feet above the runway. The pilot ejected safely.



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