September 27, 2005

RIP, Marta Bohn-Meyer


Test pilot Marta Bohn-Meyer died last week in a crash of an aerobatic plane in Oklahoma.

Sadly ironic that she would die in a little single-engine prop plane after a career that included flying one of NASA's SR-71s at three times the speed of sound in high altitude tests at Dryden Flight Research Center in California.


Posted by JohnL at September 27, 2005 11:37 PM | TrackBack

Strange how life suddenly takes a, for us mortals, sudden detour...

Rest in Peace Martha.

Posted by: Paul at September 29, 2005 07:14 AM

I'm sure that if there's anything to this afterlife bit, she's having a Girls Night Out with Jacquie C. and Amelia E.

Posted by: Zoe Brain at September 30, 2005 09:05 AM

We'll miss you.

Thank you Marta from Spain

Posted by: Bobo at October 4, 2005 05:18 AM

This is a shocker, Marta was a student at Rensselear when I was doing my graduate work in the late 70's. She took me in my first small plane flight ever in a Cessna 172, that lead to me wanting to be a pilot.
She always wanted to fly supersonic airplanes so I was so thrilled when I saw her picture in a magazine flying the SR-71 for NASA.
MAy she rest in peace.

Posted by: Mario at November 28, 2005 07:51 PM
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