Sad news out of California this afternoon, the Northrop N-9M has crashed killing one. The N-9M crashed in a prison yard killing the pilot. The cause of the accident is still Unknown. This was the only flying N9M.
The Northrop N-9M was an approximately one-third scale, 60-ft span all-wing aircraft used for the development of the full size, 172-ft wingspan [Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 flying wing long-range, heavy bomber. First flown in 1942, the N-9M (M for Model) was the third in a lineage of all-wing Northrop aircraft designs that began in 1929.