Helicopter UH-1D 65-12849

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-12849
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00000075
Date: 12/19/1966
Incident number: 66121919.KIA
Unit: 335 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Troop Extraction , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
The self sealing fuel tank developed a large leak.
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
LZ BEAR CA recovered the helicopter. for 716.75
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00961, CASRP, FM232 (Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:

War Story:
Landed to pick up a prisoner when an automatic weapon opened up from a concealed position mortally wounding Andrews. He was evaced to the 93rd EVAC where he died several hours later.

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