Helicopter UH-1B 63-08627

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08627
Date: 10/09/1964
Incident number: 64100909.KIA
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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War Story:
Helicopter was successfully autorotated after losing engine oil pressure due to hostile fire. In the process of returning the helicopter via CH-37 sling load, it became disengaged from the CH-37 at about 1,000 feet. The remaining crashed helicopter was destroyed by a thermite granade to prevent the enemy from getting anything useful from it.

This record was last updated on 05/03/2009

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