Accident Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 77-0197, Wednesday 27 February 1991
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Date:Wednesday 27 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:23rd TASS, 602nd TACW, USAF
Registration: 77-0197
MSN: A10-0122
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:King Khalid Military City, Forward Operatng Location, Eastern Province -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:King Khalid AB, Saudi Arabia (KMX/OEKM
Destination airport:King Khalid Military City FOL (KMC/OEKK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off 27 February 1991 due to Operational Combat loss as part of Operation "Desert Storm". OA-10A 77-0197, 23rd TASS, 602nd TACW, USAF (call sign NAIL 69) was tasked with a reconnaissance mission over Kuwait. Aircraft had been hit by surface-to-air missile duiring the mission, and was attempting a landing at KKMC FOL (King Khalid Military City, Forward Operating Location, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) in Manual Reversion after loosing all its hydraulics, in extreme weather conditions and with only one engine.

On landing, the gear collapsed and the aircraft cartwheeled wing tip over wing tip flipped over on to its back, killing the pilot Lt Patrick Olson. There was nothing left of the aircraft. The remains of the aircraft were buried at King Khalid Military City, Forward Operating Location, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.


1. [Scramble 256]
2. Flight International 13-19 May 1992
3. A-10 Warthog Aircraft Battle Damage Repair
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Revision history:

14-Jan-2009 11:28 harro Updated
22-Nov-2010 13:04 mcgeepj2 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2013 20:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2013 23:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
19-Feb-2018 07:14 Cqsr50 Updated [Source]

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