Name: WO1 Russel Dean Bentson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/26/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 11/30/1946
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC, 13 BN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28E-072
Short Summary: The blade retention nut on the main rotor cracked and failed causing the aircraft to crash in a rice paddy and burn.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00514
Service number: W3157011
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/31/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/1999
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