Re: Area 51 test pilot dies

Message posted by Peter Merlin on September 08, 2008 at 8:16:03 PST:

Don Cornell died in a motorcycle accident when he inadvertently collided with another motorcycle, driven by famed Area 51 test pilot Dan Vanderhorst.

The two motorcycles collided on Alaska's Elliott Highway according to Alaska State Troopers. Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene after his bike struck the back of another bike driven by Vanderhorst.

Vanderhorst was making a right turn to leave the road at Mile 65.6 at about 9:20 a.m. when Cornellís bike hit his. They were travelling at about 25 mph, and both motorcycles went down, tossing their riders to the pavement. Both men were wearing helmets but Cornell suffered severe head injuries and died at the scene. Vanderhorst was not injured.

In Reply to: Re: Area 51 test pilot dies posted by Dave Scoggins on September 07, 2008 at 14:30:32 PST:


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