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Date: 18 August 1972
Aircraft type: O-2A Skymaster
Serial Number: 68-10980
Military Unit: 20 TASS, 6498 ABW
Service: USAF
Home Base: Da Nang
no aircrew involved (Unknown)

The Viet Cong struck once more at the sprawling airbase at Da Nang destroying two aircraft and damaging 10 more with 122mm rockets. Da Nang suffered four such raids during the month of August alone. In addition to the O-2 the other aircraft lost was HH-53C 68-10361 of the 37th ARRS. This was one of the five HH-53s that had participated in the ill-fated raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam in November 1970.

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