Helicopter UH-1D 63-08802

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08802
Date: 10/12/1965
Incident number: 65101212.KIA
Unit: 15 MED BN 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Not Reported
Helicopter took 7 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, LDG GEAR, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01686, BELL, 15 MED DUTY OFFICERS LOG (Bell Helicopter. )

Crew Members:

War Story:
CPT Kane was shot in the head while on the ground making a patient pickup. He was flown to the 85th medivac hospital at Qui Nhon by the co-pilot who then flew the helicopter to the MED helipad. From: 15th MED Duty Officer's Log. 10/12/1965

Editor's Note: Added KIA CPT Kane and changed event date from 10/17/1965 to 10/12/1965 because this helicopter tail number is listed in Duty Officer's Log for CPT Kane being killed on 10/12/1965 and the helicopter record shows one KIA with no known KIAs on the 17th.

This record was last updated on 10/13/2022

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