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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192507
Last updated: 26 April 2017
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Date:29-MAY-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American OV-10A Bronco
Owner/operator:UNO-6, MAG-39, USMC
Registration: 155403
C/n / msn: 305-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lang Chei, 7 miles South of Khe Sanh, South Viet Nam. -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Destination airport:Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Narrative:
OV-10A Bu No 155403 of UMO‑6, MAG‑39, USMC, Quang Tri: Destroyed on combat operations May 29, 1969 when shot down in Quang Tri Province, North Viet Nam, on the Laotian border. The OV-10A was hit by AAA while attacking a raft near Lang Chei 7 miles South of Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Both crew - Capt John Robert "Bob" Morgan USMC (Pilot) and 1st Lt Tim Moriarty USMC (Air Observer) - ejected and were rescued by a USMC CH-46 helicopter

According to an eyewitness report from 1st Lt Tim Moriarty, one of the two person involved:

"We successfully ejected from about 800 feet AGL after losing the port engine to 50-Calibre AA. The tail boom strut was ablaze and we thought the horizontal stabilizer would come off. Bob Morgan initiated the ejection, which worked out well, since we were then close to each other on the ground facilitating extraction by CH46."

Sources:

1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/OV_10_BRONCO.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2017 21:10 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Jan-2017 21:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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