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F. D. Wofford

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Fred D. Wofford

7/13/1938- 9/14/1979

The picture below shows Fred alongside the "Proud Bird", the aircraft he was piloting when he was killed while racing in the Reno Air Races.  The following is a description of the crash

September 14th, 1979: Fred Wofford, 41, of Reno, Nevada - Flying a Schultz SL-1 midget racer, registered as N9SL and nicknamed “Proud Bird”, he crashed at the pylon #1 turn during the International Formula Midget preliminary heat race. The crash was a mile from the grandstands and was not seen by several pilots in the heat. The NTSB found the probable cause of this accident to be attributed to vortex turbulence.

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