Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10123
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00000809
Incident number: 671029041ACD Accident case number: 671029041 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 45 MED
Number killed in accident = 4 . . 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. )
Summary: Crashed near Nui Ba Den mountain.
Loss to Inventory
AC 1LT CHIMINELLO THOMAS JAMES KIA
P WO1 RAINS FORREST DE VERE JR KIA
CE SP5 LANO LAWRENCE KIA
MD SP5 DONALDSON HERBERT C JR KIA
While on a MEDEVAC at night, the aircraft crashed into the ground. Weather was a factor with scattered thunderstorms, low ceilings, low visibility, and turbulence - crew member was disoriented.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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