Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 151923
Incident number: 67051010.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Troop Extraction , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at UNK feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri in Vietnam unspecified
Helicopter took 23 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM, 12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 02 WIA, 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
KHE SAHN recovered the helicopter.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 70306, CH46, TWIX, NSC (Naval Safety Center. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )
P CPT LOONEY PAUL THOMAS KIA
CP JC ROOTS
Sources have indicated to the VHPA that this was the aircraft and event where in CPT Looney died. The VHPA is very interested in learning more about this event.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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