Accident Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0722, Saturday 16 February 1991
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Date:Saturday 16 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:354th TFW, 353rd TFS, USAF
Registration: 78-0722
MSN: A10-342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:60 miles N of Kuwait City -   Kuwait
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:King Fahad AB, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A-10A 78-0722 (354th TFW, 353rd TFS) was shot down on the night of Feb 15/16, 1991 by a SAM-13 approximately 60 miles north of Kuwait City, during Operation "Desert Storm", in combat while circling to protect Lt. Robert James Sweet (who had been shot down in A-10A 79-0130) and keep him safe from enemy ground units

The pilot of 78-0722 - Capt Stephen R. Phillis - was killed on impact with the ground. Officially posted as MIA/KIA on 9 March 1991. the only fatality from the 354th TFW during Operation "Desert Storm". It had been reported that his body was later recovered and repatriated to the USA



Revision history:

03-Jul-2009 04:44 Jakub Cikhart Updated
25-Aug-2013 19:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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