Oregon authorities investigate on-board computers in Jessi Combs' high-speed jet-car after crash  

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Oregon authorities are investigating on-board computers in the jet-powered car that killed speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs in a fiery crash earlier this week.

Investigators hope that engine and systems information stored on the computers in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger could shed light on what went wrong during Tuesday's crash in Oregon's Alvord Desert.

Combs - Woman - Wheels - Land - Speed

Combs, dubbed 'the fastest woman on four wheels', was attempting to break her own 2013 land speed record of 398mph when she crashed and died aged 39.

The 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower 'jet car' went up in flames, but police have not said whether an impact crashed the blaze.

Team - Computers - Data - Lt - Brian

'The team was able to recover the on-board computers and they're attempting to get the data off of them, but that has not been recovered yet,' Lt Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff's Office told the New York Post on Thursday.

The exact details of the crash have not yet been released but her family said she was surrounded by loved ones when she died.

Family - Dream - Woman - Earth

Her family said she had been chasing her dream to become the fastest woman on Earth since 2012.

'Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history,' they said in a statement.

Combs - Record - Eagle - Supersonic - Speed

Combs broke the 398mph record in 2013 and joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team as driver that same year.

She managed to hit 483 miles per hour in a shakedown run on the same 13-mile course in 2016 but it ended prematurely due to mechanical issues.

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Combs was driving the same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger she has used in previous attempts in Tuesday's fatal crash.

Just days before her death, Combs had...
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