Helicopter UH-1H 67-17255


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17255
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000191
Date: 04/19/1968
Incident number: 680419061ACD Accident case number: 680419061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: AIRLIFT PLATOON 52D
The station for this helicopter was Saigon 02 in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 13 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 9
costing 800554
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. )
Summary: Mid-air with #66-16441 during troop lift near Cheo Reo.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 SMITH WILLIS WILSON JR KIA
AC 1LT PAINTER DENNIS EARL KIA
CE SP5 MICULS JANIS KIA
G SP4 FREEDLE FRANK LOUIE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A


Accident Summary:

Two aircraft departed the airfield with ARVN troops to conduct a combat assault. Observers saw the aircraft collide from approx 1500 feet. Both aircraft crashed and burned and were destroyed. The other helicopter was 66-16441.

This record was last updated on 11/10/2000


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