Helicopter UH-1B 63-08653


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08653
Date: 01/12/1966
Incident number: 0D610ACD Accident case number: 0D610
Unit: 197 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: CQ293325
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.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 INJ, 02 DOI, 01 K . . Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 0
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, UH1P1, 11261, CASRP (Operations Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 KISTLER RUSSELL WILFORD KIA
AC CW2 DOWLING ROBERT MOFFETT KIA
CE SP4 ROSENWASSER LEE EDWARD KIA
G E3 AR LOHM


War Story:
This gunship was hit by enemy fire while operating at low level just south of Tuy Hoa. It was flying toward the ocean when it was hit. The aircraft, probably uncontrollable, flew across the beach and hit in the ocean about 100 yards offshore. Only the crew chief survived. I was the platoon leader. Glenn C. Smith, Dragon 36, dragon36@erols.com

This record was last updated on 08/07/2000


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