I don't remember the incident.
Perhaps it was because I simply wasn't paying attention.
Or maybe it slipped by unnoticed in all my birthday celebrating. But until recently I was unaware we had ever lost one of these fabulous machines.
Ejecting at mach 3.8?
I prefer to think of them in "faster than a speeding bullet" mode.
Forty-six years later we still appreciate your sacrifice, Jim Zwayer.
Rest in peace.