Never forget. December 22, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of a horrific plane crash at NAS Miramar that took the lives of 15 men and injured at least 12 others. Excerpts from 10News as posted online 12/20/2019: Nearly 50 years after 15 men lost their lives at Naval Air Station Miramar, one man recounted his memories hoping to keep their story alive. Photos from MCAS Miramar’s archives capture the panic and pain. Around 10:30 a.m. one article says the pilot of an F-8 Crusader ejected after reporting low oil pressure and engine seizure. He said he had no control over the plane. After ejecting, the plane veered right, according to the article, straight into a hangar. Monday, Dec. 22, 1969 was Darwin Ludi’s first day back from Christmas vacation. He was on rotation at the Balboa Naval Hospital in the morgue as a Navy Corpsman.
For the complete story and video report, visit 10News at https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/man-remembers-horrific-f-8-crash-at-naval-air-station-miramar-50-years-later
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