MX Trainer Posted July 4, 2008 Report Share Posted July 4, 2008 There is an interesting article on this event in the June 2008 "FLYPAST" magazine - starts on page 42. Air America flight delivering ordinance came upon 2 AN2s bombing and strafing a position "Lima Green". They tried to contact fighters - but to no avail. They had an AK-47 or an Uzi machine gun on board, dumped their load and managed to shoot both aircraft down!!! Quote from article!! "They had been flying in a civilian 'unarmed' helicopter, to supply a US base that did not exist and had managed to destroy two military aircraft from a neighbouring country in technically neutral airspace" As expected it was hushed up and only later did the crew get a pat on the back. Keith Woodcock an artist did a painting of the event that hangs in the CIA gallery at Langley, Virginia. Registration of the Bell 204 in the artwork is XW-PFH - would be interesting to see if she is still around. Worth a read if you can get it!! or -- More info on AA website and painting can be purchased as well!! http://www.air-america.org/News/LS85_painting.shtml It is a bit out of the Canadian helicopter airspace, but I know some of the AA and military guys worked up here as well. MX Trainer Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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