- “How can one fighter best our entire squadron?”
- ―Sato's disbelief[src]
During the Siege of Lothal, Darth Vader carried out an attack on the Phoenix rebel fleet. Earlier, the Lothal rebels had managed to flee back to the Rebel Fleet in a stolen Imperial shuttle. However, the Sith Lord had secretly attached a homing beacon to it. The Sith succeeded in devastating much of Phoenix Squadron and inflicting severe damage on Phoenix Home. Due to the quick thinking of Hera Syndulla, the surviving rebels were able to retreat into hyperspace before Imperial reinforcements arrived.