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
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.
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
CP MAJ KARAS PAUL RICHARD KIA
P LTC PHILLIPS WILLIAM RUSSEL KIA
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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