Helicopter OH-6A 66-07852


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07852
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000000
Date: 02/12/1968
Incident number: 680212201ACD Accident case number: 680212201 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: HHT/1/9 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 199262
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. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT PRINE ROBERT WAYNE KIA
CE SP4 SUYDAM JOHN HOWARD III KIA


Accident Summary:

Aircraft departed in a flight of eight. Aircraft disappeared upon entering the An Khe Pass. Aircraft found crashed into mountain and burned. Flight leader ordered pilot to make a 180 degree turn too far into the pass entrance. Flight leader supervisor error. Ordered inexperienced pilot on a VFR flight under IFR conditions over unfamiliar area. Beyond pilot capabilities.

This record was last updated on 07/20/2013


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