Helicopter UH-1H 66-17028


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17028
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000028
Date: 12/30/1967
Incident number: 67123030.KIA
Unit: 82 MED DETDinh
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
The station for this helicopter was Dinh Tuong in South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Equipment Section causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, UH1P2, 74630 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE PFC DELGADO RAY KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate to the VHPA that this was the aircraft and event in which PFC Delgado died in Dinh Tuong Province while serving with the 82d Med Det. The VHPA is very interested in learning more about this event.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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