Helicopter UH-1B 63-08651


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08651
Date: 07/05/1965
Incident number: 65070505.KIA Accident case number: 0C714 Total Loss Accident
Unit: I CORPS AVN CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
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. (12.7MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, HYDRAULIC SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI, 03 INJ . . Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 193648
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, 01237, CRAFX, CASRP, JSIDR (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Hit by 50 cal critically wounding the co-pilot in the head who was on his aircraft commander check ride. Helicopter crashed on fire.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC MAJ IK COCKETT
CP CW2 HOLT ALLEN LEE KIA
CE E3 T DAVID
G E3 JN MONTOYA

This record was last updated on 09/25/2011


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