06 Feb '18, 10pm

This Air Force Pilot Landed a Damaged A-10 Warthog Using Only 'Cranks and Cables'

This Air Force Pilot Landed a Damaged A-10 Warthog Using Only 'Cranks and Cables'

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- Maj. Kim Campbell, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot here, shared her story with Women's History Month luncheon guests about a mission in which her A-10 was hit by enemy fire over Baghdad. While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, then Captain Campbell and her flight lead were flying over downtown Baghdad during a close air support mission April 7, 2003. "We were originally tasked to target some Iraqi tanks and vehicles in the city that were acting as a command post, but on the way to the target area we received a call from the ground forward air controller or FAC, saying they were taking fire and needed immediate assistance." The FAC ultimately turned out to be a member of the captain's squadron. Once over the target area, they descended below the clouds to positively identify the friendly troops and the enemy's locatio...

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