Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13645
The Army purchased this helicopter 0565
Total flight hours at this point: 00000870
Incident number: 67032121.KIA
Unit: 498 MED CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was at Hover at 0100 feet and 000 knots.
The station for this helicopter was Long An in South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI, 02 INJ . .
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, 72374, added unit from KIAs = cas_nbr MGL (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P CPT BRADLEY ROBERT NEAL KIA
C SSG FERRELL TENNIS CRISPIAN KIA
Based on KIA information supplied to the VHPA, we know that these two men died near Long An in the same UH-1D while serving for the 498th Med Co. The helicopter damage and loss record seems to match the conditions described for these KIAs; therefore the linkage was established. The VHPA is very interested in learning more details about this event.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023
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