Helicopter CH-21C 56-02084


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 56-02084
Date: 07/15/1962
Incident number: 04907ACD Accident case number: 04907 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 8 TR CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0075 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . . Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 4
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 250540
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CH21P, 00009 ()
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 GOLDBERG JOSEPH A KIA
CP MAJ CORNEIL ROBERT F RES
CE SP5 GUTHRIE HAROLD LEE KIA
G SP5 LANE JAMES EVERETT KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
X1 TOA, PAX, 3
X1 TRINT, PAX, KIA:
COL TENCZA ANTHONY JOHN, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
Specialist 5th Class Lane was the only one of the personnel, KIA on 15 July 62, who was a member of the 140th. CWO Goldberg and Specialist 5th Class Guthrie were assigned to the 8th Transportation Company (Lt Helicopter) H-21. In addition, the province in which the loss occurred was Kontum Province. Also, The Major who was co-pilot of the helicopter and CO of the 8th Trans was Robert F. Corneil Jr. not Cornell. His bio can be found in Flightlines of the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, AL. My understanding is that CWO Goldberg, Specialists Guthrie and Lane, were all awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, posthumously. Major Corneil was also awarded the DFC for this action. I believe there were 6 KIA's and only one injured. One injured: Major Corneil KIA's: Lt. COL Tencza, CWO Goldberg, Specialist Guthrie and Specialist Lane, and two Vietnamese ARVN. For further info please contact CWO Ken Wilson. This mission consisted of two helicopters, the second of which was flown by Ken. His e-mail address is: KenWilsonH34@cs.com Or: Bill McGee pannee@postoffice.worldnet.att.net 7568 Florian Way Liverpool, NY 13088 Tel: (315) 457-0702 Bill was PIO of the 117th in 63-64.

This record was last updated on 03/04/2003


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