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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56258
Last updated: 18 March 2020
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Date:03-MAY-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought A-7D Corsair II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 71-0305
C/n / msn: D.216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:20
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Phnom Penh/Pochentong AP -   Cambodia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by small arms fire and crashed into a Khmer Army dispensary at Pochentong airbase near Phnom Penh.
Pilot ejected and was rescued by USAF HH-53C helicopter.

Sources:

- JF Baugher
La Nación 5 May 1973, p22
British Pathe
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAWAOVPO44B5SKVRWDZE75KSWM-KHMER-REPUBLIC-AFTERMATH-OF-CRASHED-US-BOMBER-WHICH-KILLED-AT/query/Crash


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Apr-2013 16:43 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2017 19:07 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
22-Dec-2018 16:50 Cobar Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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