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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151129
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:19-NOV-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman OV-1A Mohawk
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
Registration: 63-13115
MSN: 45A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 mi NE of Muong May -   Laos
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane crashed after the left wing hit trees and flipped over while flying at tree top level during the Vietnam war, while on a a daytime reconnaissance mission. Both crew killed.

The deceased that were identified 46 years later, in the year 2012, are:
Capt. James M. Johnstone
Maj. James L. Whited

Sources:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/46-years-remains-army-captain-killed-vietnam-war-identified-article-1.1216983?localLinksEnabled=false
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2245574/Remains-Army-captain-killed-Vietnam-positively-identified-villager-turns-old-American-Express-card--40-years-plane-crashed.html
- JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2012 12:31 gerard57 Added
10-Dec-2012 13:12 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
22-Aug-2013 10:25 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2021 18:54 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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