SIGHTING OF DOWNED U.S. JET IN NAM HA PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM, IN WHICH PILOTS

Created: 2/9/1973

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REPORT CLASS

COUWTRY NORTHUAR Y7

SUBJECT SIGHT lit OF DOWI. JE1 IN HAH HAONTH VIETNAM,ICI1 PILOTS HEP03TEDLY KILLED

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BUI XUAH- T lRCitAFT FLYING AT LOB ALTITUDE OVER HIS VILLAGEI JAN, HAMlAU DISTRICT, BAK_HA.PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM. T'lEP BELIEVED THE PLAfcE HAS DEEH HIT INLAND AND THAT THE PILOT WASAKING AH ATTKrJPT TO REACJI THE SEA. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO LOSE ALTITUDE ANDO FINALLYRASHING INJfJLLACE, ABOUT FOIK KILOMETERS FROM HAl TAN VILLAGE, ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, SEVERAL GROUfS OK JET ftlRCRAKl COKING FROM THE EAST FLEW OVER THE AREA IN RELAYS FROM DAVN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON,O RE SEARCHiNG FOR THE LOST AIRCRAFT. THEY FLEW AT VERYLTITUDE AND FRIGHTENED THE PgCPLC OF THE DISTRICT SO BADLY THAT THEY Rb'tiAlUED AT HOME AND BID NOT CO TO EXAMINE THE CRASH SITE.

2. TIEP WENTI LY VILLAGEUV GRASSAYS LATER AND PEOPLES AREA TOLDTHAT! NADiKLO OK

FROM THE SEA.TIEP PERSONALLY SA* THE TAIL SKCTIOH OK THc ftII?"

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CRAFT WHILE WALKING PAST THE AREA. LOCAL PEOPLE TOLDI) THAT

THEIR. DODIES WERE TORN APART AND -SCATTERED ALL AROUND-YHE CRASH SHE TOGETHER WITH'AIRCRAFT OKKttJS. PIECES OK THEIR BODIES 1NCLUD1M3 THREE LEGSIECE OK CHEST COVERED WITH THICK BROUN HAIR WERE GATHERED BY LOCAL PEOPLE ANDRASH SITE *

5. JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER

(JCRC) EVALUATED THIS REPORT AS KCLLOVS; "SCREKNIKG OKRESULTEDE POSSjDLE CORRS-LATUW OF THETHAT. MTsltrE.^llWJiPSOjl^ USN AitP LT. ALLANUSH. LT. THOKPSOH AKD LT. COL LA MORE WERE ON AMISSION WHEN THEY WERE SEPARATED FROM THEIR WINGCONTACT WAS ESTABLISHED. QHANARGETO RAVE SEEN THE AIRCRAFT OK ITS. THOKPSOH AMDLOCATION AND TIKE FRAME MENTIONED IK THIS REPORTTHE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS OFFICE. LTS.COi-LAMOiiE ARE CARRIED BY THEIR SERVICE AS MISSING IN NAl'iES OK LTS. THOMPSON AND COLLO

SOT APPEAR 0t4 IKE LISTS OK POffS PROVIDEDHE HORTH VIETNAMESE AhD VIET COKG REPRESENTATIVES IN PARIS A5 POV'S WHO HAVEORTH VIETNAMESE IDEliriFICATlOii Of THE PILOTS HAY HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT OH IMPOSSIBLE JH THIS I

4. FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIOL'AI. BIOGRAPHIC

DATA OM BUI XIIAN TIKPl HE WAS BOKfl INIIANAI KAU DISTRICT, RAH HA PROVISO-:', NORTH VIET RAN (KVH). OM PL ET ED VH FORM. WH GRADE) litil III1 WAS DRAFTED. AFTER FIVE NORTHS BASIC TftAUIK IN WHO QUAN DJSIRICT,H PROVINCE, HE ll'F 1LTRATEOKAH <tVH) WITH THEBATTALION. II) DECEM3EKl HE WAS ASSIGNED TO TKE UNIT HE WAS WITH WHEN HE RALLIED, IN EARLY2 THE 6TII REGIMENT BEGAD TO MOVE TGUARD PHU LOG DISTRICTPREPARA TIOH FC6*OREASP TOOK THISO SLIP AWAY fXQ RALLY. DID HOT bYQ.ORG TO THE LAO DORG PARTY.)

FIELD lUBSSHl EK3ASSY USXACV JCRC 7TKTH MIRND AIFT SAJCONl PACCAF ARPAC

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