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  Capt. George D. Cansler

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Name Capt. George D. Cansler
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Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 1000

F-16 Flying Hours

1,000 Hours # 75 on the 1K list
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Date unknown

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Visitor Comments
He was in my UPT class. Any factual info about what happened to George? He was a super guy.
"Laufer"., Jun 16, 2019 - 09:31 AM

Vance AFB, Class, 80-02. He had been an F-4 WSO, and graduated #1, True "Golden Hands"= Golden Brain.

Several years later, around '87 (?) a classmate told me that George had been in a fatal accident while flying a rental Cessna in Montana, scouting out some hunting land.

This is all that they the guy knew about it.

A fighter pilot who later was based at Hill AFB stated via a pm on "" the same basic thing.

If this is true, my very late condolences to his family.

Naturally I'm curious about what Actually happened.

George Cansler
C Cansler, Dec 10, 2019 - 03:34 AM

He was my uncle. My father and he were in Montana scouting hunting elk. George in back seat, my father Clyde and a guide (name I do not know) flying a Cessna.

I was 10 years old I remember the night like it was yesterday. Knock on door late at night.

I was told the Deicer in the carb failed. Possibly trying to switch seats in plane to get George on the controls but too late. In the mtns and didnt have a place to land.

If anyone has any pictures or anything to share with me about George Cansler that would be very much appreciated

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