Helicopter UH-1D 64-13799


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13799
Date: 03/19/1967
Incident number: 67031999.KIA
Unit: 68 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT385705
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, 72365 (Operations Report. )
Summary: Hit mine while landing troops during operation Junction City at FSB Gold (Suoi Tre), 16 KM NE of Nui Ba Den Mountain.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 BARTON JAMES PAUL KIA
CE SP4 SHEFFIELD JOHN NOBLE KIA
G SP4 SMITH GILBERT NOLAN KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC LINN ROBERT LEWIS JR, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 PATTERSON FRED HENRY, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 WALTERS DONALD WESLEY, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
Unit was the 68 Assault Hel Co although on the operation in which the ship was lost was a joint operation with another helicopter unit - I believe it was the 118 Assault Helicopter Company and because they were 1 slick short due to a last minute mechanical failure to a 118th slick WO Barton's ship was filling in. As the CA lift was in a hot LZ and the aircraft were either just dropping off the troops or were about to exit the LZ a command detonated mine was set off, other aircraft were also involved, but the extent of damage. John E Frasso, fraz@bwkip.com

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