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5L14981
FDD

1950 Cessna O-1A Bird Dog C/N 21866

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  • 5L14981 @ NPA - O-1A Bird Dog - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ NPA
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  • 5L14981 @ NPA - Cessna O-1A Bird Dog - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ NPA
  • 5L14981 @ KNPA - Naval Aviation Museum - by Glenn E. Chatfield by Glenn E. Chatfield @ KNPA

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Cessna
Model:O-1A Bird Dog    Search all Cessna O-1A Bird Dog
Year built:1950
Construction Number (C/N):21866
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Continental O-470-11

Aircraft

Registration Number:5L14981
Alternative Code/Name:FDD
Current Status:Preserved

Owner

Owner:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Address:Pensacola,
United States

User Comments

Admin, 2011-07-14 09:35:00
 On 30-Apr-1975, during the evacuation of South Vietnam, a South Vietnamese Major was desperate to save himself and his family. He took off in this exact Bird Dog with his wife & five children and headed out to sea. Without sufficient fuel to return he managed to locate the USS Midway and dropped a hand-written note requesting the helicopters be moved from the landing deck. Incredibly he managed a perfect landing. Originally with the USAF as 51-4981 before transferring to South Vietnam.