NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB INVESTIGATING AIRPLANE CRASH INVOLVING LEGENDARY TEST PILOT SCOTT CROSSFIELD

April 20, 2006

Washington, DC.- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an aviation accident that apparently took the life of legendary test pilot Scott Crossfield, the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound. He was believed to be the sole occupant of the Cessna 210A that was located today about 3.3 miles northwest of Ludville, GA.

Todd Fox will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge and will arrive on-scene this evening. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Continental Engines will participate in the investigation.

Crossfield's plane was last spotted on radar Wednesday in Georgia.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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