Transcribed from Eugene Register-Guard, Eugene, OR, March 23, 1962, p. 2:

Sea Search Abandoned

 

CLARK AFB, Philippines (UP) — The United States Friday called off a massive but futile search for a Flying Tiger Line transport plane that disappeared eight days ago with 107 persons aboard.

Maj. Gen. Theodore R. Milton, commander of the 13th Air Force at Clark Air Base, said the search had ended with no trace found of the airliner or its passengers and crew.

Aboard the plane were 93 Army Rangers, 3 Vietnamese soldiers, and 11 crewmen. The four-engine Super Constellation disappeared March 15 on a six-hour flight from Guam to Manila. The flight was headed for South Viet Nam.

The search was one of the largest air and sea hunts in the history of the Pacific. It covered more than 200,000 square miles of open sea.

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