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I've posted some film on Youtube of Craig Breedlove's spectacular crash at Bonneville on Oct. 15, 1964. That was when he careened off the end of the course in his "Spirit of America" jet car after losing both his chutes and his brakes--and his steering, which broke when he was going into the mile. Included is the actual footage shot by the jet car's on-board camera. The camera was torn off in the crash into the brine pond but a diver managed to retrieve it.

One thing that's kind of confusing about Craig's crash: the brine pond where he ended up was not much more than ankle-deep. Unseen under the surface, however, was a very deep trench. "Spirit" careened across the thin sheet of water and plunked nose-first down into this trench. This is how Craig almost drowned in what seemed such shallow water. Anyway, here's the video!


https://youtu.be/I1zyFATEyoQ


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Welcome Sam....as interesting as the subject matter is, we don't allow the advertising that you wish to do on here to happen....sorry
 

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Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
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I remember seeing that on tv when it happened, forget the show.

Brian
 
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