Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Boggs was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the House majority leader and a member of the Warren Commission.
On October 16, 1972, he was aboard a twin engine Cessna 310 along with Representative Nick Begich of Alaska 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.
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