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Narrative:Both crew ejected after radioed a fire had broken out. Instructor Lt George P. Kroyer landed safely. Student pilot Lt J.G. Beverly Thomas Richardson, Jr (24) killed when parachute failed to open.
|Type:||Grumman TF-9J Cougar|
|Owner/operator:||United States Navy (USN)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 mi N of NAS Kingsville, TX -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||NAS Kingsville, TX/VT-22|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The Victoria Advocat 15 January 1968, p9/16 JAN 1968, p5
||Updated [Source, Narrative]|