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Date: 2 April 1972
Aircraft type: O-2A Skymaster
Serial Number: 68-10842
Military Unit: 20 TASS, 366 TFW
Service: USAF
Home Base: Da Nang
1Lt Richard L Abbot (Survived)

An O-2 (call sign Mike 8) had one of its engines damaged by ground fire as it was orbiting south of the DMZ preparing to control an air strike. 1Lt Abbot flew out over the sea but had to bail out when the aircraft started to spin. Although he broke his arm as he left the aircraft, 1Lt Abbot was soon picked up by the USS Hamner.

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