Pilot Lester L. Haynie

Pilot Lester L. Haynie

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 1985

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Lester L. Haynie

Pilot Lester Haynie was killed in an airplane crash in Imperial County, California, while on aerial patrol.

He had flown out of Yuma, Arizona, to conduct a patrol of the California border area when the plane struck a guy wire on top of a high-tension power line five miles east of Ogilby Road. The single-engine Piper Cub he was piloting crashed and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Pilot Haynie was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location California

aerial patrol, plane crash

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Pilot Haynie, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 1, 2019

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