2nd Lt. Roberto Mendoza-Rivera
[ of the Puerto Rico Air
aged 24 from Rio Piedras was killed on Saturday 18th September 1976
"D-M jet crashes; pilot dies.
Air Force officials are investigating the crash of an A7D jet fighter
based at Davis-Monthan AFB that killed a Puerto Rico Air National Guard
pilot. A D-M spokesman said 2nd Lt. Roberto Mendoza-Rivera, 24, of Rio
Piedras, was killed when his one-seat jet crashed in an isolated area
about 20 miles east of Cloverdale, N.M. at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He
did not eject from the plane. Mendoza-Rivera was with the 190th Tactical
Fighter Squadron and was on temporary training duty at D-M. He was on a
training mission, followed by an instructor pilot in another aircraft,
at the time of the crash.
20th September, 76