A Czech-built Let-410 twin-engine turboprop is reported down on
the small Colombian island of Old Providence. The aircraft, in
commercial service, was enroute to another nearby Colombian island,
San Andres, off the coast of Nicaragua.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced today that the remains of a U.S. Navy pilot, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be
returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Most pilots have no need for a space suit, but it's essential
equipment for a U-2 Pilot. They fly their aircraft more than 60,000
feet high. At that altitude, a loss of cabin pressure could
literally cause their blood to boil.
"That's the way it is when you sign
up to do the CIA's business."
Source: Betty Kirzinger, the sister of CIA
Pilot Schwartz, understands why her family was misled by the U.S.
government for almost 50 years.