Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00673
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000201
Incident number: 670526101ACD Accident case number: 670526101 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 9 INF
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC CPT MOSHER ROBERT LLOYD KIA
P WO1 COOK ROBERT WILKINSON KIA
CE SP4 MARTZ MELVIN LOUIS KIA
G SP4 FORTUNE RODGER LEE KIA
PP 1LT DODSON JACK LEROY KIA
At approximately 2100 hours, a light fire team consisting of aircraft 66-677 and 66-673 were called out by the 51st ARVN Ranger Battalion, Ben Luc RVN, to investigate some suspected VC activity. The team arrived on the scene at approximately 2130 hours. They began a visual reconnaissance of the area with the assistance of flares fired by the artillery. At 2230 hours the two aircraft met in an apparent head-on collision. There was an explosion and both aircraft fell to the ground in flames.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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