Helicopter UH-34D 153130


Information on Air America helicopter UH-34D tail number 153130
Date: 08/08/1967
Incident number: 67080808.KIA
Unit: AIR AMERICA LAOS
Laos
UTM grid coordinates: XC435045 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXC435045)
Casualties = 02 KIA . .
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: Air America Aircraft Accident Review dated 9 Oct 67 ()
Summary: Pilot began disorientated in overcast and flew into a cliff.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
PI CPT COONEY JOHN J KIA
FM BRUCE EARLE E JR KIA


War Story:
Hit a mountain in bad weather when en route Pakse-Ban Thateng (PS-28) near Pakse (L-11), Laos, on 8 August 67 and crashed into the cliff at coordinates XC435045, killing the pilot, Capt. John J. Cooney, and the flight mechanic, Earle E. Bruce Jr .

Air America serial was H-43, 153130 was the previous BuNo in USMC.

This record was last updated on 11/06/2013


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