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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60763
Last updated: 25 May 2017
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Date:13-FEB-1988
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell OV-10C Bronco
Owner/operator:411 Sqn Royal Thai AF
Registration: J5-..
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laos/Thai border near Vientiane -   Laos
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down near Laos/Thai border; alleged to have strayed into Laos airspace near Vientiane during a reconaissance mission and been hit by AAA fire. Both crew ejected safely, and were captured by Laos Armed forces.

Small parts of the aircraft were recovered and placed on display in a museum at Phonkieng Camp, Vientiane

Notes: February 1988 saw the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) suffer its first casualties in fighting along disputed border areas with neighbouring Laos. Both countries lay claim to a 30 square mile area close to the Laotian capital of Vientiane some 250 miles north of Bangkok. During the short, sharp battle in the remote mountainous region, rich in timber, the above-mentioned OV-10 Bronce, and a RTAF F-5E Tiger II was brought down by a shoulder-fired Laotian SAM-7 on February 3rd. The pilot was killed.

Sources:

http://www.thaiarmedforce.com/distribution/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=211&start=15
http://www.scramble.nl/sb.htm
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1988.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2011 15:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2011 22:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
30-Oct-2014 09:18 Zeeland Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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