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GERMAN EX-WWII PILOTS CLAIMS FIRST SOUND BARRIER SURPASSING
BERLIN, GERMANY, A former WWII German pilot, Hans Mutke, now 79, is claiming to be the first man to overcome the sound barrier, while he is piloting a Messerschmitt 262 jet fighter in the last days of the war. According him, his aircraft, during an high speed dive to help another pilots in difficulties, began to vibrate excessively, as speed reached 1,100 km/h. The aircraft itself come back to airbase...
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