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Narrative:Written off 27 February 1991 due to Operational Combat loss as part of Operation "Desert Storm". OA-10A 77-0197, 23rd TASS, 602nd TACW, USAF (call sign NAIL 69) was tasked with a reconnaissance mission over Kuwait. Aircraft had been hit by surface-to-air missile duiring the mission, and was attempting a landing at KKMC FOL (King Khalid Military City, Forward Operating Location, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) in Manual Reversion after loosing all its hydraulics, in extreme weather conditions and with only one engine.
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
|Owner/operator:||23rd TASS, 602nd TACW, USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| A10-0122|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||King Khalid Military City, Forward Operatng Location, Eastern Province -
|Departure airport:||King Khalid AB, Saudi Arabia (KMX/OEKM|
|Destination airport:||King Khalid Military City FOL (KMC/OEKK)|
On landing, the gear collapsed and the aircraft cartwheeled wing tip over wing tip flipped over on to its back, killing the pilot Lt Patrick Olson. There was nothing left of the aircraft. The remains of the aircraft were buried at King Khalid Military City, Forward Operating Location, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
2. Flight International 13-19 May 1992
3. A-10 Warthog Aircraft Battle Damage Repair http://www.pats-world.com/gulfwar/abdr-197.htm
||Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]|
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