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Old 07-14-2002, 05:34 AM   #1
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Supersonic jet crashes in test

Supersonic jet crashes in test

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The first test launch of what Japanese scientists hope will be the next generation of supersonic jet has failed in spectacular fashion in the Australian desert.

An 11.5-metre (38 feet) scale model of a plane intended to fly twice as fast as Concorde crashed into the ground shortly after taking off at a former rocket-testing range in South Australia.

It was launched on the back of a booster rocket, but as it climbed to around 100 m it began spiralling through the air before slamming into the ground and exploding.
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Old 07-19-2002, 04:45 PM   #2
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Give it to a good marketing company. I'm sure they could put some spin on that!
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