Chuck Yeager – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

Chuck Yeager died at age 97, astounding. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding pilot Chuck Yeager's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Brigadier General and American test pilot who became the first person confirmed to break the sound barrier. The plane he used was the Bell X-1.

He began his career as a private in the United States Army Air Forces.

He worked his way up to the rank of P-51 Mustang fighter pilot during the World War II years.

How did Chuck Yeager die?

Chuck Yeager's death was caused by natural causes.

Information about the death of Chuck Yeager
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death97 years
BirthdayFebruary 13, 1923
Death dateDecember 7, 2020
Place of deathLos Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing."

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"What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn't help anything. You better try and figure out what's happening and correct it."

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"The one word you use in military flying is duty. It's your duty. You have no control over outcome, no control over pick-and-choose. It's duty."

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"I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit."

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"Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight."

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