P-39 ACCIDENT IN RIO VISTA
Please join us for a special Aviation Archaeology and Rio Vista history presentation at the Rio Vista American Legion Hall, 610 St. Francis Way, Rio Vista, on 17 May 2018!
Doors open at 4:30 for a meal and the presentation starts at 6:00pm
Dave Trojan will share information about his discovery of a WWII P-39 Airacobra fighter plane crash site that is located in the Montezuma Hills south west of Rio Vista. The WWII P-39 Airacorbra fighter plane crashed August 5th, 1943 while conducting spin tests near Rio Vista.
The presentation will include historic photos and information about the Rio Vista Fire Department response to the P-39 aircraft accident.
Dave Trojan found a spot that measures roughly 30 feet by 34 feet (the size of a P-39 Airacorbra) within the thousands of acres of the Montezuma Hills. It was like finding a needle in a hay stack in a field of hay stacks. In this case, he found a bullet in a hillside within the vast Montezuma Hills by using a combination of modern technology and old fashion detective work. He will tell how he found the crash site and the very interesting story behind the accident that was also uncovered during the investigation.
Dave Trojan does more than just research history; he goes out and finds it! He researches old military accidents for the thrill of the hunt, the comradery, the interaction with the local communities and for the wonder of discovery.
Hope to see you there!
17 May in Rio Vista