28 April 2008

Review of 2003 Missile Strike on a DHL A300 over Baghdad

On 22 November 2003, a DHL A300, which had just departed from Baghdad on a cargo flight to Bahrain, was hit by a SAM-7 surface to air missile. The left wing caught fire following the hit, forcing the crew to return to the airport for a successful emergency landing.

A video about the event that was produced by Glenn Pew shows a reconstruction of the event, as well as several still photos of the missile damage.

Additional Damage Photos

AirSafe.com Review of the A300 Event

AirSafe.com Review of a 2002 Missile Attack in Kenya

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post, Todd. That's absolutely incredible airmanship. I have no idea the extent of the damage was that bad.