Helicopter UH-1C 66-00705


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00705
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000924
Date: 03/08/1968
Incident number: 68030888.KIA
Unit: 240 AHC
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 0200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS588486
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI, 01 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. 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, UH1P3, 06804 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 EISENHART GUY LEE KIA
AC CPT JILCOTT CHARLES B JR KIA
G SP5 WARR JAMES MILTON KIA


War Story:
The gunner jumped and survived the crash. From: John Thrift

This record was last updated on 10/31/2015


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