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Check Six: March 10, 1967 – 50 years ago

March 10, 2017

From the This Day in Aviation website

Pardo’s Push – This is one of the most famous events in aviation history. When both aircraft damaged during an attack on Thai Nguyen Steel Plant and unable to reach their base, one F-4 Phantom II pushed the other so that all four airman could bail out over the South China Sea where they could be rescued, rather than risk capture in North Vietnam.

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