SIGHTING OF A DOWNED U.S. PLANE IN NGHE AN PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM (ACQ DATE IS

Created: 11/7/1973

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SUBJECT SIGHTINGO. PLANE IN NGHE AN

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FROM an ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY UNIT BASED in PHUONG TICH VILLAGE NGHI LOG DISTRICT, NGHE AN PROVINCE. NORTHHE PLANE HAS FLYING WITH. AIRPLANES AND THEY HERE BOMBING THE PHUONG riCH BRIDGEN PHUONG TJCH VILLAGE. THE PLANE BURST INTO FLAHES AND CRASHED INTO A RICE FIELD NEAR TRUNG HAUeTj> NGHI LOC DISTRICT.

Zi ABOUTINUTES"LATER*ANICYCLE ontn NGOC DINH VILLAGE, NGHI LOG DISTRICT.

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THS MAN HAS COMING FROH THE DIRECTION OP PhUQNq tich VILLAGE OVER ROUTEND HEADING TOWARD VAN HANH VILLAGE NGHf LOC DISTRICT. HE-HASEG OFAUCASIANREAR "OF HIS BICYCLE. THE( LEG WEIGHED ABOUTILOGRAMS. APPEARED TO HAVE BEENND CUT OFF BY bHARP METAL, THE MAN SAID THAT THE plane HHICH HADBEtN SHOT DOWN THAT day WhILE OOHBINGPHUONG TICH BRIDGE, HAD CRASHED INhau VILLAGE. the PLANE BROKE INTO PIECES. ANDAN WAS ABLE .TO FIND ONLY the LEG OF the PILOT AMID the WRECKAGE.

CONTENT I THE JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTIONEVALUATED THE REPORT AS FOLLOWS I " THIS REPORTTHE INCIDENT INVOLVING CqR JOHN O-ND LCDR GORDON PERISHO (JCRC NO* HEN WERE INIRCRAFTOMBAT MISSION7 WHEN THEIR PLANE WAS DOWNED HEAVY ANTIAIRCRAFT FIRE AND SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILESIN THE AREA* THE AIRCRAFT DISAPPEARED FROM AND NO EHERGENCY SIGNALS HERE HEARD, BOTH MENAS MIA.")

DISSEMI DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRCSMGONI SENT TO CINCPAC (FOR CINCPAC AND POL AD ONLY)VIENTIANE (FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE ONLY),

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