Helicopter OH-13S 63-09151

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-13S tail number 63-09151
Date: 10/04/1965
Incident number: 0C972ACD Accident case number: 0C972 Total Loss Accident
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BR615648 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBR615648)
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 = 02 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 31660
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. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, BELL, MPC, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Bell Helicopter. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Mid air with a U.S. Air Force A-1E during an air strike.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Mid-air with A-1E 52-133915 flown by Capt Charles F. Allen, 602nd Fighter Squadron who was also killed during an air strike 4 KM north of Vinh Thanh Air Field. The OH-13 was controlling the air strike by the A-1E when the A-1E apparently struck the tail boom of the OH-13 at approximately 1800 causing both aircraft to crash. There were no survivors. Source: Daily Staff Journal of HQ 1st AIR CAV DIV for 4 October 1965.

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