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On June 13, 1987 Wes Deane and his WSO John "JJ" Jordan crashed while working with a C-130 in the desert outside of Tucson.
The mission was to help train C-130 crews to develop survival stategies in a low-level environment where hostile fighters
are present. Whatever caused the crash - they ejected - but just outside of the ejection envelope. If I remember correctly, JJ's
chute opened, but not in time to fill. Wes's drogue chute was out, but that was all.
Both of these friends are still missed.
Wes and JJ's Accident Announcement in the Fresno Bee|
Wes Deane Article #1
Wes Deane Article #2
Wes Deane Article #3