TIL A Stunt Pilot Died Filming ‘Top Gun’ [1986] in the Same Flat Spin That Almost Killed Maverick

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  1. >During one of the training flights depicted in the 1986 film “Top Gun,” Maverick flies through Iceman’s jet wash, causing a flameout in his F-14 Tomcat’s starboard engine. His Tomcat enters a flat spin, from which Maverick can’t pull out. He and Goose are forced to eject from the plane.
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    >Spoiler alert: Goose dies when his head hits the F-14’s canopy. Maverick survives and is recovered from the ocean. The real tragedy surrounding that scene is that another pilot, the one filming the scene, entered the same flat spin, and also could not escape.
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    >Art Scholl, famed stunt pilot and aerial cameraman, could not eject and was never found.

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