ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48322
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Narrative:B‑52D call sign`Olive 2', s/n 55‑0110 of 96th BW attached to 307 SW, USAF, U‑Tapao RTAFB, hit over North Vietnam, by SA-2 "Grail" SAM near Vinh, North Vietnam on November 22 1972 during Operation "Linebacker I". First combat loss of a B-52 due to enemy action.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 November 1972|
Boeing B-52D-65-BO Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||96 BW/307 SW USAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pla Pak/Mueang district border, Nakhon Phanom province -
|Departure airport:||U-Tapao RTAFB,Thailand (VTBU)|
|Destination airport:||U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand (VTBU)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Caught fire and lost four engines on one side, but made it back to Thailand and crashed into jungle near Pla Pak/Mueang district border, Nakhon Phanom province. 15 miles south west of Nakhon Phanom at co-ordinates 17.11 N, 104.38 E
All 6 Crew ejected/bailed out safely:
Pilot/Commander:Capt Norbert J Ostrozny USAF ejected safely.
Co-pilot:Capt P A "Tony" Foley USAF ejected safely.
Rad/Nav:Bud Rech USAF ejected safely.
Nav:Capt Robert Estes USAF ejected safely.
EWO:Larry Stephens USAF ejected safely.
AG:S/Sgt Ronald W Sellers USAF bailed out safely.
Crew rescued by HH-53 "Jolly Green Giant" helicopter
https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/Air_Accidents.pdf http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/18199/ http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm http://www.nampows.org/B-52.html http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1955.html
||Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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