fsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4861 times:
NYTimes - April 20, 1985
"Gen. Jerome F. O'Malley, commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command, died Saturday in the crash of a military aircraft at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. He was 53 years old. Witnesses said the aircraft, a twin- engine CT-39 Sabreliner, overshot a runway at the airport, dropped from a 175-foot cliff and burst into flames. The crash also killed General O'Malley's wife, Diane, and the three Air Force crew members aboard."
neutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4368 times:
In the later half of the seventies, the then fledging Republic of Singapore Air Force had a bunch of senior foreign-born pilots helping the little new nation to establish a potent air arm. The top flyer at the time was a Brigadier (just about the highest brass in the Singapore Armed Forces back then) of either British or US origin. Due to the sands of time, a lot of details including the name escape me for the moment but he met his demise on a Douglas A-4S Skyhawk shortly prior to landing at the Tengah Air Base. A big friendly hulk of a man who always had a nice word for the crew, and in his own words; "a good pilot never finds fault with his plane".