ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56225
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:08-APR-2003
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:190th FS, 124th FW, Idaho ANG, USAF
Registration: 78-0691
C/n / msn: A10-0311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuwait
Destination airport:
Narrative:
8th April 2003: During a combat operation (close air support to ground troops) as part of Operation "Iraqi Freedom", USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0691/ID of 190th FS, 124th FW, Idaho Air National Guard, USAF, was shot down by Iraqi surface-to-air fire (possibly a Roland SAM) south west of Baghdad, and crashed near Baghdad International Airport. (at approximate Coordinates: 3315′45″N, 04414′04″E). Pilot ejected safely, and was recovered by friendly forces.

Sources:
1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 301]
2. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=82782
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
5. http://warthogaircraftdatabase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/fy-1978-aircraft.html
6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_combat_losses_of_United_States_military_aircraft_since_the_Vietnam_War#2003-2011_.28Operation_Iraqi_Freedom.2FNew_Dawn.29


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2009 08:32 78Delta Updated
05-Dec-2013 20:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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