Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 152550
Incident number: 67051210.KIA
This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
Casualties = 04 KIA . .
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. Also: OPERA, HMM-262 Historian Neil Allen (Operations Report. )
Summary: Crashed into the South China Sea as a result of an aft pylon failure.
Loss to Inventory
AC CPT MITCHELL JAY ANDERSON KIA
CP 1LT GOTTSCHALK WILLIAM HENRY KIA
C CPL AKSTIN JAMES MICHAEL KIA
C CPL CLOVER WILLIAM FRANK JR KIA
The HMM-262 historian states that four HMM-262 Marines were all aboard CH-46 buno 147190 when it crashed into the South China Sea. The crash was the result of an aft pylon failure. All aircraft were subsequently returned to Okinawa for tail reinforcement and returned to duty. Captain Richard Louis Basinger, a member of HMM-363, also died in the crash. 147190 is a UH-34 so we added this information to the only CH-46 destroyed that day. GBR Dec 1999.
This record was last updated on 12/04/1999
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