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Narrative:The plane was reported missing as failing to return to base at 2:30pm (took off around 11:30 am). Several days later the names of the missing pilot and observer were released. Capt. Sergio R. Vivaldi & 1st Lt. Joel H. Piehl respectively.
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Aircraft missing|
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Camp Pendleton|
|Destination airport:||Camp Pendleton|
DOD records on Mooseroots- Peacetime Casualties (with death dates of Sep 9, 1989). Serial# from ejection history. Story of missing plane & pilots from Los Angeles Times "Marine Corps Identifies Pilot of Missing Aircraft" Aug 29, 1989.