A second YB-49 suffered a fatal crash in June 1948. Among the five crew members killed was the co-pilot, Capt. Glen W. Edwards, for whom Edwards Air Force Base would later be named. Ground tests continued on the first aircraft until 1950 when that plane was destroyed during high-speed taxiing.
September 18, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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