Helicopter UH-1B 63-08718


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08718
Date: 01/15/1965
Incident number: 0B315ACD Accident case number: 0B315 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 571 TC DET
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT050850
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 193648
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT ERWIN LYAL HANCIL KIA
CP CW WF BEYERS
CE E3 C ODONNELL
G PFC HORNBUCKLE ALTON LEE KIA


War Story:
While on convoy support flying a low recon mission, the helicopter hit a high tension power line, crashed and burned on impact. From: DD form 1300.

This record was last updated on 09/24/2011


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