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Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
After the 'lights' fled seaward, the first 'friendly fire' incident occurred shortly after midnight when the US Navy swift boat PCF-19 was sunk by three air-to-air missiles while patrolling some kilometres south of the DMZ. Five of the seven crew died (more about this later).
The IFF (Identication Friend of Foe) system indicated it was 'friendly' and the ship was attempting to establish further identity when a Sparrow air-to-air missile struck her amidships on the starboard (right) side. The missile penetrated the alluminum hull and exploded killing Ordinary Seaman R J Butterworth and wounding two others.
While the crew was rushing to Action Stations, two more air-to-air missiles penetrated the starboard side and killed Chief Electrician Hunt and wounded several others - and narrowly missed a magazine.
You need to read the linked stories.
Originally posted by gchrome
This is a juicy UFO story from a credible witness ,I would like to know about what WEAPONRY was "SHOT" at the destroyer though ;was it a solid object like a projectile or was it like an explosive ,or was it plasma energy or the like?
Originally posted by butcherguy
The missiles that hit the destroyer were identified as sparrow missiles, which were the AIR TO AIR MISSILES that the US Air Force used at that time to shoot at hostile aircraft. It would seem that there were F-4 Phantom fighters firing these missiles at other aircraft.... and the ships were hit accidentally.
Originally posted by zookey
The scary part is, the American's FIGHT with UFO's.
Why must the US fight with everybody?