ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LIEUTENANT RAÚL PAMPILLO VEIGA.

JUSTIFICATION:

ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1989, AT 7:35 P.M., LIEUTENANT RAÚL PAMPILLO VEIGA, STATIONED IN THE NINTH AIRCRAFT SQUADRON OF THE NAVY, DISAPPEARED AT SEA, WHEN HE WAS PILOTING HIS EAV-8B HARRIER II 01-901 AIRCRAFT. AT AN ALTITUDE OF THREE THOUSAND FEET AND SIX MILES OFF THE COAST OF ROTA AND CHIPIONA, IN AN APPROACH MANEUVER TO RUNWAY NUMBER 10 OF THE ROTA NAVAL BASE.

THE SEARCH FOR THE PILOT WAS CARRIED OUT IN A RADIUS BETWEEN TWO AND TEN MILES FROM THE COAST, TAKING THE CHIPIONA LIGHTHOUSE AS THE CENTER.

THE OPERATION INVOLVED THE FRIGATES NUMANCIA AND CATALUÑA, THE PATROL VESSELS CÁNDIDO PÉREZ AND ACEBEDO, THE HYDROGRAPHIC VESSELS POLLUX AND MALAESPINA, AND THE POSEIDÓN SHIP FROM THE DIVING CENTER, NUMEROUS DIVERS AND TWO MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT, ONE SPANISH AND ONE NORTH AMERICAN.

INITIATIVE:

ON DECEMBER 4, 2019, THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LIEUTENANT RAÚL PAMPILLO VEIGA WAS CELEBRATED, WHICH IS WHY THE LEGADO DE LAS CORTES FOUNDATION, WHOSE OBJECTIVE, AMONG OTHERS, IS TO PROMOTE THE NINTH AIRCRAFT SQUADRON OF THE NAVY , BY ORGANIZING FLIGHT SIMULATION ACTIVITIES, DECIDED:

1. ORGANIZE, EVERY DECEMBER 4, A CEREMONY IN MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT RAÚL PAMPILLO VEIGA.

2. PROMOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT RAÚL PAMPILLO VEIGA.

IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT THE FUNDACIÓN LEGADO DE LAS CORTES HAS INITIATED THE NECESSARY PROCEDURES AND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDICATED ACTIONS.

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