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1. 4 was fi-owr part of the pilot's report is quoted for your info.
"the aircraft performed vert well with only minor wbitxups. went to 8sm ft oh the leg going in and tbs temperature seemed very cold above 8OH today. at the penetration turn after 8tbklbbidge, he did lose altitude5 or so, but regained it quickly amd wentndr when the kws activity started. cit never wentbg. thb bws activity was too close fob comfort amd he was somewhat shaken up. on thb leg in he picked up mad moth and bluectivity oyer kep airfield forhort while. he did not feel any missiles were fired. (later info showed one launched) on the return leg, bx got mad moth lite followed
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TO POSITIOK8 JUST ABOUT OYER BAN PDOI. THERE WERE NO Dy LITXS. HB PUT UP BIS BEAR RBRISCOPS WHICHRETTY NARROW FIELD OF VISION AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELYONTRAILS GOING UP BEHIND HIH. THEY APPEARED TO GO UP TO1 FT AND BEND OVER TOWARDS HIM AND CONVERGING ON HIM. THSY CAME DOWN AND LEVELED OUT BEHIND HIM. ALL THE WHILE CONVERGING ON HIM AND COMING CLOSE. HE WAS ABLE TO SEE ALL THREE BURST AND THEY APPEARED VERY CLOSE. ASERE COMING UP BEHIND, HB GLANCED OUTHE RIGHT AND SAW ONEARDB TO THE RIGHT OF TOE COCKPIT. IT WAS SO CLOSE THAT HE COULD SEE XT SPINNING AND IN AN APPARENT TIGHT SPIRAL. IT WASRETTY STEEP ANGLE IN HIS DIRECTION OF FLIGHT AND CONNING. AS HE PASSED ABOUT HANOI, HE THINKS, RE LOOKED BACK AND SAW ALL THE CONTRAILS THAT HAD CONVERGED ON ECU AND HE FEELS THERE WERE SIX, TROUGH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO TELL EXACTLY. IN ANY EVENT HE SAW FOUR ACTUAL MISSILES. OUR STS VI PEOPLE ON THEIR LIMITED READOUT SHOW THAT ONE MISSILE WAS FIRED AT
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SEPEFINITELY FIRED AT HIM OVBB HANOI COM IDO OUT. "
HE FRAGMENT HAS BEEN RECOVERED. IT PLUS THE DAMAGED FILLET, BHIN AHD HAT SECTION AREAS ARB BEING FORWARDED TO
ITEMS TO DETERMINEPOSSIBLE:
SOURCE OF FRAGMENT
OTHER IHFO WHICH MIGHT SHOT RELATION TOHEAD AND OR WAR HEAD CHARACTERISTICS.
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