Helicopter UH-1C 64-14188


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 64-14188
Date: 02/18/1966
Incident number: 0D876ACD Accident case number: 0D876 Total Loss Accident
Unit: HHC 145 CAB
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 7 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
costing 219911
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 LTC HONOUR CHARLES M JR KIA
P CPT SMITH ALBERT MERRIMAN KIA
CE SP4 ARTMAN GARY RAY KIA
G SP4 LANTZ CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
2LT DRAZBA CAROL ANN ELIZABET, AR, NO, KIA
CPT STASKO THOMAS WILLIAM, AR, NO, KIA
2LT JONES ELIZABETH ANN, AR, NO, KIA


Accident Summary:

Passengers Lt. Carol A. E. Drazba and Lt. Elizabeth A. Jones were the first military women killed in the Vietnam War. They were assigned to the 51st Field Hospital in Saigon. They died along with the third passenger CPT Thomas W. Stasko, from HHC 145 CAB when their helicopter had a wire strike over a river.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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