Name: WO1 Ken Allen Mc Cartney
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/05/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 01/05/1944
Home City: Corpus Christi, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-033
Short Summary: On take off from Lai Khe enroute to Phuoc Vinh, experienced flight control problems, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17776
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
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