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24 May 1993
First pre-delivery crash (company acceptance flight). The pilot attempted a split-S at 2,100 feet and was forced to eject at only 680 ft with his nose 40° low. The pilot (LMTAS senior experimental test pilot), Joe Bill Dryden, was killed. The aircraft crashed 20 miles west of Fort Worth near Mineral Wells, Texas. Bill was unable to separate from the ejection seat before impacting.