Nicholas Joseph Begich
North American Missing Persons Network
Nicholas Joseph Begich

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 1972 from Anchorage, Anchorage County, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 6, 1932
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 5'6-5'10"
  • Weight: 150-175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • AKA: Nick
  • Case Number: 72-11519

  • Details of Disappearance
    Begich was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Alaska.

    On October 16, 1972, he was aboard a twin engine Cessna 310 along with House Majority Leader Hale Boggs of Louisiana when the plane disappeared during a flight from Anchorage to Juneau.

    Also on board were Begich's aide, Russell Brown; and the pilot, Don Jonz. The four were heading to a campaign fundraiser for Begich.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force search and rescue planes looked for the four men and their airplane. On November 24, 1972, after proceeding for thirty-nine days, the air search was called off. Neither the plane nor any of its four occupants were ever found.

    All were declared dead on December 29, 1972.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers

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