Francis Gary Powers
| Francis Gary Powers |
(spook, pilot, HSCA/Premature death)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of death
|Victim of||premature death|
Died in a helicopter crash before he could testify to the HSCA/
Powers died in August 1977 in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, as he was covering a brush fire for KNBC news in their helicopter that he was piloting. Seventeen years prior, he had named in a court in Moscow in 1960, the U. S. Marine responsible for his capture as Lee Harvey Oswald. Powers died shortly before he was to answer a subpoena to testify to the HSCA.