Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 63-12823
Incident number: 67112828.KIA
Unit: 9 INF DIVERTY
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Artillery Adjustment
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at 1200 feet and 040 knots.
The station for this helicopter was Dinh Tuong in South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: TRANSMISSION, MAIN ROTOR SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, FM232, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P 1LT BLACKBURN DAVID RAY KIA
OB 1LT NAYLOR EDWARD REYNOLDS JR KIA
Sources indicate to the VHPA that these two men died in Dinh Tuong Province in the same aircraft while serving for a unit of the 9th Inf Div. The VHPA is very interested in knowing more about this event.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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