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May 25, 2022
creameryon9th All-American
Top Gun dedicated to Art Scholl - now I know why
Goose dies when Maverick and him cannot recover from a flat spin and he hits the cockpit upon ejection. I never knew the following story....

Scholl died during the filming of Top Gun when his Pitts S-2 camera plane failed to recover from a spin and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. He had entered the spin intentionally in order to capture it on film using on-board cameras. Observers watched the plane continue to spin as it descended past the planned recovery altitude. Scholl's last words over the radio were "I have a problem‚ I have a real problem,” after which the plane impacted the ocean about five miles off the coast, near Carlsbad, California. The exact cause of the crash was never determined. Neither the aircraft nor Scholl's body were ever recovered.

Top Gun in its last line of credit states "This film is dedicated to the memory of Art Scholl.
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