Helicopter UH-1D 66-00908


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00908
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000036
Date: 02/03/1967
Incident number: 67020333.KIA
Unit: 162 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was at Hover at 0003 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P2, 72163 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CP MAJ KARAS PAUL RICHARD KIA
P LTC PHILLIPS WILLIAM RUSSEL KIA


War Story:
Major Paul Richard Karas was XO (Vulture 5) and Major (LTC) William R. Phillips was Operations Officer of the 162nd AHC. They were in the lead ship of a 10 ship ARVN CA south of Saigon. Their ship was destroyed by a command detonated mine as it touched down in the LZ. The Flight Surgeon, flying as gunner, was wounded.

This record was last updated on 12/01/2000


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