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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77550
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Date:09-FEB-1991
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B-5-MC Harrier II
Owner/operator:VMA-231 / USMC
Registration: 162081
MSN: 512030/030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 NM SW of Kuwait City, -   Kuwait
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by shoulder-launched SAM over Kuwait, during Operation 'Desert Storm', Feb 9, 1991.

Came down in desert 24 NM SW of Kuwait City, Kuwait: pilot Captain RUSSELL A. C. SANBORN captured and held as a POW until his release on 6 March 1991

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20121118000509/http://www.scramble.nl:80/sb.htm
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/apr/20/nation/na-sanborn20
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries21.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20121118000509/http://www.scramble.nl:80/sb.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170721021837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/YEAR_Pages/1991.htm
http://www.pownetwork.org/gulf/sd065.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
24-Aug-2011 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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