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Apt, Milburn
American test pilot, killed in 1956 air catastrophe with X-2 # 1.

Status: Deceased. Born: 1924. Died: 1956-09-27. Birth Place: Kansas.

1942 graduate of Buffalo High School, Buffalo, Kansas.



Country: USA. Bibliography: 5116.

1956 September 27 - .
  • X-2 Flight 17 - . Crew: Apt, Milburn. Payload: X-2 # 1 flight 17. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Apt, Milburn. Class: Manned. Type: Manned rocketplane. Spacecraft Bus: XS-1. Spacecraft: X-2 .

    After having been launched from a B-50 bomber over the Mojave Desert in California, Capt. Milburn G. Apt (USAF), flying an X-2 rocket-powered plane on its 13th powered flight, set a record speed of 3,377 kph, or Mach 3.196 at 19,977 m. Subsequent loss of control from inertial coupling led to the destruction of the aircraft and the death of the pilot.


1956 September 27 - .
  • Test Pilot Milburn Apt dies at age of 32 -- Killed in explosion of X-2 number 1. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Apt, Milburn. Jewish-American test pilot, killed in 1956 air catastrophe with X-2 # 1..


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