Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-14034
The Army purchased this helicopter 0565
Total flight hours at this point: 00001416
Incident number: 67122910.KIA
Unit: C/2/20 ARA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0550 feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Quang Nam in Not Reported
UTM grid coordinates: BT001553 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBT001553)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 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, LNOF, 74618, CASRP, STMNT, FM232 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Crashed into the Ky Lam River at BT001553, 7 KM S-SW Dien Ban.
Loss to Inventory
AC WO1 BEALS RONNIE HERBERT KIA
P WO1 DOYLE LARRY R KIA
G CPL HENSON CLIFTON KIA
G PFC LOPEZ LUPE PAUL KIA
Source indicate to the VHPA that this is the aircraft and the events in which these four men were killed in Quang Nam Province in a helicopter while serving for C/2/20th ARA. The VHPA is very interested in knowing more about this event.
This record was last updated on 04/15/2009
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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