Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08627
Incident number: 64100909.KIA
Unit: 117 AHC
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
AC CW3 KLEIV MANFORD LLOYD KIA
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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