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World IN BRIEF : CHINA : Data Provided on 2 Missing U.S. Pilots

April 15, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

China has provided U.S. officials with information confirming the deaths of two U.S. Navy pilots who were shot down by Chinese forces in 1967 after inadvertently flying into China's airspace during the Vietnam War, the U.S. State Department said. The identities of the pilots were not disclosed. The incident occurred on Aug. 21, 1967. Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the information was turned over to U.S. officials during a recent meeting in Hawaii.

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