But again it suffered a failure and got off the stage.
Running a strong second early on the race, his engine suffered a rare failure and was out.
He suffered respiratory failure on Sept. 9 and died five days later.
They said the nation had been fortunate not to have suffered a catastrophic failure.
The other ships might have suffered even more disastrous failures than the Hope.
Bright would eventually suffer an engine failure, ending his best run of the year.
On one particular flight in the F-16, the aircraft suffered an electrical failure.
He also led every race up until 1938, only to suffer a mechanical failure, once when 12 laps in the lead.
It was later destroyed in a crash after suffering an engine failure.
The second prototype suffered a serious engine failure a few months after entering service.