Helicopter UH-1C 66-00670


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00670
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001224
Date: 04/12/1968
Incident number: 68041222.KIA
Unit: 187 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was in Orbit at 0125 feet and 085 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT564593
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side 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, 10302 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE SP5 THARP HAROLD ALLEN JR KIA
AC WO1 FITZGERALD JOHN FRANCIS KIA
AC WO1 ECKLE STEPHEN JOHN KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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