Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08581
The Army purchased this helicopter 0364
Total flight hours at this point: 00002482
Incident number: 68020101.KIA
Unit: 121 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and UNK knots.
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 Right Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03215 ()
P CW2 GRIFFIN FRANCIS LEKIRKLAS KIA
AC CW2 MCDONALD LAWRENCE F
I was the fire team lead at the time of Griffin's death and he was my co-pilot. We were flying a UH-1B gunship. The aircraft number is really unknown, but I can tell you from my log books that he died in a B model with tail number of either 588, 581, 011, 715, or 901. Can not remember which one, for I flew all of them in the 4 or 5 days (3 where totaled). LAWRENCE F. McDONALD, CW4 U.S.ARMY (RET), LASUMS@AOL.COM
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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