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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57302
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MG21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mikojan-Gurjevič MiG-21PFL
Owner/operator:North Vietnam Air Force [921st FR]
Registration: 4127
C/n / msn: 771912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Hanoi -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Noi Bai AB
Destination airport:
sd 13.07.66 pilot Tkhan ejected unsafe, killed due cockpit destruction.

Shot down 14 July 1966.
Shot down by an F-4C (63-7489) of 480th TFS / 35th TFW. Flown by Capt W.J. Swendner and 1Lt D.A. Buttell.
Weapon used: AIM-9B Sidewinder.

Pilot: Ta Van Thanh was killed. (He was chasing F-105s at the time of his death)


Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, Nr 135: MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam

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Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-May-2013 16:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Oct-2015 06:40 lindr1 Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2015 18:27 lindr Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Nov-2019 09:21 Rayscorpio Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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