Accident North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco 155444, Sunday 23 October 1983
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Date:Sunday 23 October 1983
Time:approx 4:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Registration: 155444
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Evolution Lake South of Mount Darwin - Sierra Nevadas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Lemoore
Destination airport:China Lake
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An aircraft malfunction made it necessary for both pilots to eject. investigation found that the speed altitude sensor sensed the 10,000 ft.+ ejection and delayed deployment of the parachutes, but the aircraft was only 50 ft. above the mountain canyon rim causing Major Harold LaVaughen Reeves Jr. to get a partial chute (with fatal result). Major Timothy Hill survived the event.

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12-Mar-2017 10:16 Rodger Asai Added

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