Helicopter OH-23G 62-03793


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 62-03793
Date: 06/01/1967
Incident number: 670601051ACD Accident case number: 670601051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: HHC/1 BDE 25 INF
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT751016
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 53963
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

Crew Members:
P WO1 SIMPSON JAMES R KIA
OB MAJ COATS WILLIAM G KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
X2 NO NAME, UNK, A


Accident Summary:

Aircraft apparently crashed in a level attitude. It burned on impact. The incident was caused by a failure of the rotor control blade spar tube due to fatigue. Cuff assembly.

This record was last updated on 10/14/2008


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