Helicopter AH-1G 66-15347


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15347
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000027
Date: 03/08/1968
Incident number: 68030822.KIA
Unit: D Co 229th Avn (AW)
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Laos
UTM grid coordinates: YD579312
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 0
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, 80272, CASRP, CRAFX, GOLDBOOK (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC 1LT SHY GARY NOLAN KIA
AC WO1 WALLACE RUSSELL LEWIS KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate to the VHPA that 1LT Shy and WO1 Wallace died in this aircraft. This helicopter served with 3 units as follows: during 6712 was in transit, during 6801 flew 0 hours for DIR SUP / TRAN, and during 6802 flew 27 hours for D Co 229th Avn (AW) 1st Cav.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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