United States Air Force pilotDied when: 32 years 129 days (388 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Craig David Button (November 24, 1964 – April 2, 1997) was a United States Air Force captain who died when he crashed a Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft under mysterious circumstances on April 2, 1997.
During the incident, Captain Button inexplicably flew hundreds of miles off-course without radio contact, appeared to maneuver purposefully and did not attempt to eject before the crash.
His death is regarded as a suicide because no other hypothesis explains the events.The incident caused widespread public speculation about Button's intentions and whereabouts until the crash site was found three weeks later.
The aircraft carried live bombs which were never recovered.