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Old 12th May 2011, 11:12 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by Laton View Post
I recall reading somewhere that Mantell was a cargo (C-47) pilot who had only recently transitioned to fighters at the time of the incident and that his unfamiliarity with the F-51's systems may have been a contributing factor. Have you read anything simillar or is my memory playing tricks on me?
It does mention this in the NICAP report, however, it seems that hypoxia which can occur above 14000 ft without oxygen equipment, would have happened in the same way regardless of what aircraft Mantell was flying.
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