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1999 F-117A shootdown

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The 1999 F-117A shootdown was an event that took place on 27 March 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia,, when an Army of Yugoslavia unit used an S-125 Neva/Pechora to down a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force. The pilot ejected and was rescued by search and rescue forces.