More detail on this person: Crashed in fog bank
over an island while flying a CH-47 for TF 160.
While with 160 SOAR, a CH-47 burst into flames as
it slammed into a steep, wooded South Fox Island
hillside, at a speed of about 115 mph.
He was flying at night and wearing early night vision equipment. In a visit to me before this mission, he let me try the night vision goggles on. I thought they were cool, but I agreed with him that they didn't offer much in the way of depth perception. That and as he was quoted in a magazine article, the goggles had very poor field of view, like looking down two toilet paper tubes. His CH-47 flew into a fog bank over South Fox Island in Lake Michigan and crashed killing all six crew members.
From: Thomas B. Crossan 4th
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