Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-12538
Incident number: 65111666.KIA Accident case number: 0D289
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
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, 01529, CALTR, CRAFX, CASRP, BELL (Operations Report. Bell Helicopter. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 BAYRON BENEDICTO PIOSALAN KIA
P WO1 TALLEY BILLY J KIA
CE SP5 KNIGHT BILLY MELTON KIA
G SGT RILEY JAMES LEWIS KIA
After refueling during the Ia Drang Valley campaign, this helicopter departed without its wingman and was shot down. Apparently all crew members survived the crash but were killed on the ground by enemy fire. Jan 97.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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