Jessi Combs will at all times be remembered for her grit and ambition. Her dream was to be “The World’s Quickest Girl.” Based on Guinness World Data, she now holds that title simply over 10 months after her loss of life within the rocket automobile that propelled her to that report on August 27, 2019.
Combs, 39, was killed within the dry lake mattress of the Alvord Desert when her jet automobile, the North American Eagle – primarily a 1957 Lockheed F-104A-10 Starfighter navy fighter jet on wheels – had a mechanical failure through the return go of the report try. Previous to the crash, she achieved a mixed velocity of 522.783 miles per hour, sufficient to surpass the report of 512.710 mph set by deaf stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil on the similar Southeastern Oregon dry lake mattress within the jet-powered, three-wheeled SMI Motivator in 1976.
Throughout an occasion celebrating her life in September 2019, Combs’ household said, “She left this earth driving quicker than another lady in historical past.”
Combs did two runs. The primary reached 515.346 mph and the second was 548.432 mph. The typical (531.889 mph) was submitted to Guinness. The velocity, nonetheless the ladies’s report, was adjusted by Guinness.
Based on an Instagram publish, the daredevil was “#aimingfor619,” that means she had hoped to attain a mixed velocity of 619 mph. She additionally posted, “It might appear just a little loopy to stroll straight into the road of fireplace… those that are keen, are those that obtain nice issues … Individuals say I’m loopy. I say thanks ;)”
After an investigation into the accident, the Harney County Sheriff’s Workplace in Oregon decided the crash was brought on by “a mechanical failure of the entrance wheel, almost certainly brought about from hanging an object on the desert.” Additional investigation revealed that Combs was killed by “blunt drive” and never the next hearth that burned the jet automobile.
Past her quest for velocity, Jessi Combs was a widely known media character who appeared on a number of reveals, together with Overhaulin’ and All Ladies Storage and The Record.