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Wreckage of Privately Owned MiG-17 Found in New Mexico; Pilot Dead



 
 
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Old March 28th 04, 05:09 AM
Rusty Barton
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Wreckage of Privately Owned MiG-17 Found in New Mexico; Pilot Dead

The Associated Press

Published: Mar 27, 2004

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) - Searchers found the wreckage
Saturday of a Soviet-era MiG-17 fighter plane that crashed, killing
the pilot, while en route to an air show two days earlier.
The body of George Cambron, 50, of Louisville, Ky., was found in the
wreckage about 10 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, state
police Lt. Pat Werick said.

The plane crashed in a remote area, and no one else was hurt, Werick
said.

The privately owned plane had taken off Thursday from Roswell on its
way to a Phoenix-area air show, he said.

Cambron had spoken with air traffic controllers shortly before the
crash, notifying them of some in-flight problems, including fuel
issues, Werick said. The pilot had a parachute, but the MiG-17 had no
ejection seat, Werick said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

A Federal Aviation Administration database shows the plane is
registered to G MAX Inc. of Louisville. State police Lt. Jimmy
Glascock said Cambron worked for UPS and had "considerable flight
experience."

First manufactured in Russia in the 1950s, the MiG-17 was used in the
Korean and Vietnam Wars. The FAA said the aircraft often are brought
to the United States and converted into airplanes used for pleasure.

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAKQO1JCSD.html



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Old March 28th 04, 10:51 PM
Erik Von Erich
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Wreckage of Privately Owned MiG-17 Found in New Mexico; Pilot Dead

The Associated Press

Published: Mar 27, 2004

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) - Searchers found the wreckage
Saturday of a Soviet-era MiG-17 fighter plane that crashed, killing
the pilot, while en route to an air show two days earlier.
The body of George Cambron, 50, of Louisville, Ky., was found in the
wreckage about 10 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, state
police Lt. Pat Werick said.

The plane crashed in a remote area, and no one else was hurt, Werick
said.

The privately owned plane had taken off Thursday from Roswell on its
way to a Phoenix-area air show, he said.

Cambron had spoken with air traffic controllers shortly before the
crash, notifying them of some in-flight problems, including fuel
issues, Werick said. The pilot had a parachute, but the MiG-17 had no
ejection seat, Werick said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

A Federal Aviation Administration database shows the plane is
registered to G MAX Inc. of Louisville. State police Lt. Jimmy
Glascock said Cambron worked for UPS and had "considerable flight
experience."

First manufactured in Russia in the 1950s, the MiG-17 was used in the
Korean and Vietnam Wars. The FAA said the aircraft often are brought
to the United States and converted into airplanes used for pleasure.

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAKQO1JCSD.html



There are photos of the MiG-17 at the bottom of this page:

http://www.worldwidewarbirds.com/customers.htm

It was painted red and owned by George Cambron, the pilot who died.
 




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