Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP
Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP
Obituaries

Chuck Yeager, ‘Right Stuff’ US test pilot who broke sound barrier, dead at 97

  • World War II fighter ace was the first man to travel faster than sound
  • Exploits were immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Right Stuff’

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Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP
Chuck Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15 in 1995. File photo: AFP
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