June 17 2011
The second flight of the Air Force's X-51A Waverider hypersonic demonstrator from the Point Mugu Naval Air Test Range over the Pacific Ocean ended prematurely, reports the Air Force News Service.
The hypersonic aircraft was boosted to a speed of more than Mach 5. The scramjet engine lit successfully but failed to transition to full power, officials said.
It made a controlled crash on Monday, reported Flight International.
The demonstrator was released from a B-52H...
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