AIR AGE: Epitaph for Disaster

Dodging in and out of fluffy cumulus clouds, a Maryland Air National Guard T-33 jet trainer frisked around above the green valleys of Maryland and northern Virginia on a routine flight. In the cockpit was the pilot, Captain Julius R. McCoy, 34, of the Maryland Air National Guard, and his passenger Donald Chalmers, 26, Baltimore law student and National Guard Pfc., up on his first flight. At 8,500 ft. over western Maryland the T-Bird headed into a thin cloud in a steep right turn, slipped out of the cloud and sheared into the...

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