VP-40 Crash

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VP-40 Crash - One Survives Philippine Plane Crash MANILA...
One Survives Philippine Plane Crash MANILA (UPD—A U.S. naval airman, sole survivor of a Martin P5M seaplane crash, was reported in good condition today despite spending a day and a night on a remote mountainside with the bodies of his 12 crewmates. The survivor is Aviation Electricians Mate Joseph Bernard Daugherty, East St. Louis, 111. He was plucked from the crash scene by a helicopter and flown to the hospital at Cubic Pint U.S. Naval Station. Hospital authorities said he received a broken jaw and second and third degree burns but his condition was not serious. Search planes located the wreckage and Daugherty in the northern Philippines Friday after a 30-hour hunt. Marine helicopters flew to the site, near the top of a 1,600-foot mountain ridge, to bring out Daugherty and the 12 bodies. The plane crashed early Thursday in Zambales Province, between Lingayen Gulf and Bataan, major World War II battlefields. The twin-engined seaplane sent Its last radio message when it had four hours of fuel left. It had been on a training mission over the South China Sea. The Navy had given no indication of what caused the crash.

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 05 Aug 1962, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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