Mirage F.1EQ service with Iraqi AF episode 8

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Unread post15 Sep 2015, 23:49

Gashsaran oil and gas facilities strike
Date : 1987
Squadron 79
Base : Abu Ubaida ... Kut
Target : Main oil pump station
Formation : 2 Mirage F.1EQ
Mission
Both Planes took off and reached the Target area .... But when they were about to drop bombs ... Heavy air defense erupted and No.2 Aircraft get hit which resulted in hydraulic leak and fire ... and the plane begin to lose altitude .... The formation leader asked No.2 to eject and he ejected successfully but captured by Iranian troops ... Pilot lt. Muthana Kareem Abdulrahman Albayati became POW and released after the war.
No.1 continue in his mission and scored direct hits on the target and returned to the base safely.
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Lt. Muthana Kareem Abdulrahman Albayati
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Unread post16 Sep 2015, 02:59

The Pilot - Muthana Kareem Albayati was assassinated in 2013

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