Lynd Fitzgerald, 71, of Colorado Springs, and Roger Lichtenberger, 76, of San Marcos, Calif., were pronounced dead at the scene …
… after speeding down the runway and continuing another 315 feet, the Challenger became airborne over a ravine.
The release went on to say that after striking the ground the vehicle “became airborne a second time flipping end over end over a second ravine before coming to rest on its wheels.”
So this happened:
Here it is in Lego:
Alex Rocco, 79, actor who was in a bunch of stuff.
Fucks given: 0; don’t really recognize him.
George Coe, 86, actor who was in a bunch of stuff.
Fucks given: 3, because he voiced Woodhouse on Archer. I totally do not recognize him as an “original cast member of Saturday Night Live,” as is claimed here; I suspect the show may have always had a 90-minute format, however the syndicated reruns of the ’70s episodes I watched during the ’80s were cut to 60 minutes, so perhaps he was cut out.
Bernat Martínez, 35, and Dani Rivas, 27, motorcycle racers
Fucks given: 0.
The 24-Hour Le Mans Race is this weekend. Probably won’t be as exciting as the 1955 race.