BREAKING: Air Force hypersonic test fails — plane down in Pacific Ocean
WASHINGTON, DC: Pentagon officials have released the cause of their X-51A plane going down in the Pacific Ocean — wait, several causes at that. The plane, which went down in the Ocean about a half an hour ago — was reportedly attempting to reach its goal speed of 4,600mph but failed.
A fault was identified with one of the cruiser control fins. Once the X-51 separated from the rocket booster, approximately 15 seconds later, the cruiser was not able to maintain control due to the faulty control fin and was lost,” said a statement issued by the Air Force.
Officials who spoke to Daily News say a problem with the tail-fin caused the plane to spiral out of control before the engine’s could properly ignite.
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