Saturday, August 01, 2009

Captain Kim Campbell and her A-10 Warthog

Pilot brings battle-damaged A-10 home safely OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
"I guess we all think we are invincible and it won't happen to us," Captain Campbell said. "I hadn't been shot at -- at all -- in all of my other missions. This was the first. Thank God for the Warthog, because it took some damage but it got me home." (Courtesy of AFPN)
"I lost all hydraulics instantaneously, so I completely lost control of the jet. It rolled left and pointed toward the ground, which was an uncomfortable feeling over Baghdad," she said. "The entire caution panel lit up and the jet wasn't responding to any of my control inputs."
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