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Patrol Crash Survivors Plane To Renew Mission SANGLEY POINT, The Phil- lie attributed this swift, ippines. ( U P I ) -- The command- clock-work action, which received ast er of Ihe N a v y Patrol plane which crashed in the South China China Sea said today he and the other survivors planned to team up again and resume of the mission that had brought them close to death. U. Cmdr. Duane D. Rainville, 35. San Diego, spoke calmly and concisely as he recounted in an exclusive interview with was responsible for saving saving him and seven others, to "good old teamwork and, most bridge the ern pital. of all, to the countless hours survival training all of us|7:25 had undergone." He said nine of them wi rescued from the water 30 minutes minutes after Ihe crash by the de! de! stroyer Maddox, which was operating operating in the area. But onei of " south UPI the mishap lhat killed five of his men early Tuesday in waters off South Viet Nam. He said their plane, a Iwin- engine P2 Neptune, had been alofl for 2Vi hours on anti-submarine anti-submarine patrol. It was en route from Saigon Io this U. S. naval base when it crashed inlo the sea in darkness. \K^M Rainville said thai Ihe tail ' Vwscld ' rinned off when the plane hit 1 Aviation Technician Airman the water. The aircraft slartcdjK. W. McCullers, 20, Occansidc, sinking rapidly, but did not burst i whose leg man, Lt. Cmdr. John Clarence Thomas, died on board t h e ship. I Of the eight .survivors, onlyj one--with a broken leg--re-j quired hospitalizalion. Another; suffered minor cuts. The rest, were uninjured. Among the ;survivors was Airman J. S. Madcra. inlo flames. He said ihe crew took less I ban 60 seconds to fire a distress distress flare, loss a lifeboat out and vacate into Ihe water before before it sank. N E E D M O N E Y ? You cÂ»n llnd " Â»l "Â» Â«Â·Â» m " M nv Idling lnoÂ« wllelrs tnnt you Â«n not uslno, Â»nd hÂ«Â»Â» hidden Â»w,iy. Turn lhoÂ» rticlM Inlo cuh. Hivt fun l thÂ« Flu HlrkX FLEA MARKET t, SWAP SHOP REDWOOD ACRES HI J-JJ3i er OR 7-3411 was broken, was down to Clark Air Force Base Base Hospital, north of Manila, Manila, where the patrol squadron is temporarily based. Asked what his future plans are, Rainville said: "The entire crew has volunteered volunteered Io gel another aircraft and pick up from where Ihe mission left off." I lie said they had been together together for over a year and did not intend Io split up despite (he Iragcdy. lie said his patrol oulfit was called "liainvillcs Raiders" but once Ihey gel a new aircraft, Ihey would rename it alter Ihoir comrades wlm perished al sea.