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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94357
Last updated: 19 June 2021
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Date:07-OCT-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin RB-57D Canberra
Owner/operator:Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF)
Registration: 5643
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Beijing -   China
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down over China by a SA-2 Guideline missile, marking the very first successful operational engagement of surface-to-air missiles. Pilot killed.

Sources:

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_170.shtml
- JF Baugher
- Scramble
El Litoral 10 October 1959, p1
https://theaviationgeekclub.com/how-a-chinese-sa-2-shot-down-a-taiwanese-rb-57d-and-scored-the-first-ever-sam-kill/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2013 09:32 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2015 15:16 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2020 06:25 gerard57 Updated [Source]
19-Jun-2021 16:42 TB Updated [Operator]

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