WO1 Frederick W Enright was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/27/1975 at the age of 30.8 from A/C accident
San Jose, CA
Flight Class 67-7
Date of Birth 08/27/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Lance H. Ham

More detail on this person: Possible helicopter accident while flying for the CA Highway Patrol. Frederick W. Enright1975 Line of Duty June 27, 1975 CHP officers killed in helicopter crash Friday, June 27, 1975 Officers Frederick W. Enright and Adolfo M. Hernandez were patrolling in the CHP helicopter at 2:45 p.m. when it crashed and burned in the Fremont area east of Highway 17. Enright, the 31-year-old pilot, and Hernandez, the 35-year-old observer, were both killed instantly. Witnesses said the helicopter went into a steep dive, and when approximately 50 to 75 feet off the ground, flipped over and then crashed. Investigation into the cause of the accident determined there was a mechanical failure in the controls that affected the pilots ability to control the horizontal attitude of the aircraft. Officer Enright was a member of the Patrol for four years and Officer Hernandez was a member for five years.

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