Helicopter UH-1B 63-08550


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08550
Date: 09/09/1965
Incident number: 0C784ACD Accident case number: 0C784 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 193648
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: UH1P1, 01515, MISC, CRAFX, CASRP (Miscellaneous. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:
AC CW2 REAGAN ROBERT WILLIAM KIA
P 1LT DADANTE LEONARD JOHN KIA
CE SP5 SIMKAITIS ERICH KIA
G PFC HIPKE HARRY ALLAN KIA


War Story:
Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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