The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 14 March 1969.
A 429th TFS Constant Guard V/Linebacker aircraft arrived in the first phase of the deployment. It crashed and was destroyed on 20 February 1973 at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. The main landing gear pin failed during takeoff causing the aircraft to depart the end of the runway and burn. 24 bombs 'cooked off'. Some startled ground crew believed that the base was under ground attack from communist guerrillas. The crew egressed successfully.
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