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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220770
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:17-FEB-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American T-28C
Owner/operator: Force Aérienne Congolaise
Registration: FA-291
MSN: 252-54
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Congo near the Sudanese border -   Democratic Republic of the Congo
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bunia
Destination airport:Bunia
Narrative:
Lost his way while on an armed reconnaissance mission of northern Congo.
Had to make a wheels up landing when running out of fuel near the Sudanese border, aircraft hit a tree and burst into flames.
Pilot had to walk 200 miles back to Paulis to get help for his fellow crew member who was severely burned in the accident and left behind in a friendly village.
Pilot was a Cuban( CIA ) observer was a CIA officer

Sources:

Air Britain T-28 part3
fliphtml5.com/npgh/joed


Revision history:

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13-Jan-2019 15:01 cobar Added

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