The late Jessi Combs has been acknowledged by the Guinness Guide of World Data because the world’s quickest lady, roughly 10 months after she was killed in a high-speed crash.
Whereas driving the North American Eagle Supersonic Velocity Challenger in August final 12 months, Combs accomplished two high-speed runs on a dry lake mattress in Oregon. In the course of the first run she reached a prime velocity of 515.346 mph (829.368 km/h) whereas within the second run she hit 548.432 mph (882.615 km/h), making for a two-way common of 531.889 mph (855.992 km/h).
This two-way common was submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records and has now been verified by Guinness at 522.783 mph (841.338 km/h). This beats the earlier report held by Kitty O’Neil who set a 512.7 mph (825.11 km/h) common again in 1976.
Throughout a particular occasion held in Combs’ honor in September last year on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, her household mentioned she had a dream of turning into the quickest lady on Earth. She has now achieved that dream.
Combs’ life was reduce quick throughout a subsequent run after setting her record-breaking two-way common. Upon investigating the crash, the Harney County Sheriff’s Workplace in Oregon concluded that one of many jet-powered automobile’s entrance wheels failed in the course of the run, almost definitely after placing an object on the desert. The North American Eagle Supersonic Velocity Challenger was touring at roughly 550 mph (885 km/h) on the time. Combs died of blunt power trauma.