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Date:vendredi 12 janvier 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Compagnie:North Vietnamese Air Force
Immatriculation: registration unknown
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Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:dans le Laos (   Laos)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
Four Antonov An-2 aircraft of the North Vietnamese Air Force had departed on a mission to destroy a US radar base in Laos that was guiding bombers in attacks against targets in North Vietnam. Also known as Site 85, the radar facility was perched atop a
5,800-foothigh mountain, Phou Pha Thi. While performing bombing and strafing passes, two aircraft were shot down.
One was shot down by a crew member aboard a Bell UH-1D helicopter operated by Air America. The other was reportedly brought down by small arms fire.

Sources:
» An Air Combat First / CIA
» New York Times, 17-1-1968


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