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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.
North American Rockwell OV-10C Bronco
|Owner/operator:||411 Sqn Royal Thai AF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Laos/Thai border near Vientiane -
|Phase:|| En route|
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.
||Dr. John Smith
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