Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15048
Incident number: 67041812.KIA
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Command and Control
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Binh Dinh in South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, ENGINE
Casualties = 05 DOI . .
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, LNOF, 72518, D2397, CASRP, added KIAs MGL (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P MAJ MENDENHALL THOMAS DEAL KIA
P CPT HALEY PATRICK LAWRENCE KIA
CE SP4 BRUCE RONALD DWIGHT KIA
G SP4 HOLLINGSWORTH VERNICE KIA
OB 1LT CRABBE ROBERT JOHN KIA
Sources has indicated to the VHPA that these four men plus one more died in the same UH-1C in Binh Dinh Province while serving for A/1/9th Cav. The VHPA is very interested in learning more about this event.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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