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Tvo milota on Cat biu laland, Quang Minhee ln
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TCBTin7 during th* tenth sonth of'.S.ospon vhllaf Quanc Ninh Province, tht foratr Democratic Republic of vittnaa IDRV] by tha Qutnj Minh Provincial military forcaa. Tit aircraft flaw steward rrom Cut Ong and crsshed at CaA_I sold
land, "Twang Mirh Provinct. fHtaaKaiaaaaV According to DBV prooagtnds, imi vat tbaircraft shoty th* Ouani Minhot of tht pilot* patachuttd onto Quan lan Island.second pilot partehutedearby laland. bothkilled by local forced, andr bo Itta tear* tsktn by atparate boats toaland for burial. Aa off
heir bodies ware stlli buried on Cal kid Island.
ht district military (huytn soil ratssrtd ha IU.f. pilots roald not be buried until tbey had In pettedThertfore, local forest had to take the bodltt to Calwait for tb* districtto arrive forsually chose tht former option sincepersonnel frequently took long to trrlvt. Harryshot while ovtr land in th* araaa of Tltn Va, Ba ChtPh* tried to fly out toto crash tn th* hopesttcutU.S.uring on* tjch rescuellltls -bo tried to -tpturt tht
plletg. After that incident, the militia dtcldtd tony pllotl who landed.
I. Tht first pilot Involved in tia'v.f. Jet eraih ovtr Csi Bau laland was0 mettra tall andaris build. Hihort hear! Mia skull vss fractured. It took ali nllitlt*etn to csrry Ms improvised coffin. Through at Itast September hise was located behind th* bout* of Wyjyenn artless man alnownanioc field were located beyond th* gri't. Hi'I hOvlft -as aboutera from th* Tsi Xs Pltr
1 In Don* Va Village,aters fro* thr gate of tht Third Battalion ofnd Division, on tht % at
Of tht only pavedhrough tht Island. The pilot vas baried aboutilomtttra fros the lirst probably on an inletfl) in Van ran Vllltgt,Original document.