Information on Air America helicopter UH-34D tail number 153130
Incident number: 67080808.KIA
Unit: AIR AMERICA LAOS
UTM grid coordinates: XC435045
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
PI CPT COONEY JOHN J KIA
FM BRUCE EARLE E JR KIA
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.
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