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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60169
Last updated: 27 March 2017
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Date:30-APR-1982
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Owner/operator:19th TASS, 51st Composite Wing (Tactical), USAF
Registration: 68-3828
C/n / msn: 321-154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tottori -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Osan AB,South Korea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
OV-10A Bronco 68-3828 of 51st TCW crashed at Tottori, Japan Apr 30, 1982 after colliding with OV-10 67-14663 (which also crashed) in heavy rain. All four crew from both aircraft ejected, but one was killed

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1968.html
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/OV_10_BRONCO.htm

The deceased was my brother SGT. Lawrence Elwin Easler Jr. He was the mechanic ,who flew in the back .The captain had ejected him ,unaware that the plane was inverted at the time of him being ejected. He was on his second enlistment. Unfortunatly the base he was on covered up what really had happened to my brother ( Saying he had packed his parachute wrong at the time.) Back in 1982 ,the goverment could be sued for wrongful death. It was't true though for my brother was a jet mechanic ,they don't pack chutes. I was in the Navy at the time on the U.S.S. Barney DDG-6 pulling into Africa. Was a sad day for me.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2011 15:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2011 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Jun-2014 06:11 71.39.182.150 Updated [Total occupants]
24-Dec-2016 07:43 Easler Updated [Embed code]

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