Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16441
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000883
Incident number: 680419062ACD Accident case number: 680419062 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 155 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ban Me Thuot in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BQ202809
Number killed in accident = 13 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 9
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 #67-17255 during troop lift near Cheo Reo.
Loss to Inventory
AC WO1 LARSON PAUL NOBLE KIA
AC WO1 HAYASHIDA HERBERT REIJI KIA
CE SP4 BROOKS JOHN RICHARD KIA
G SP4 MCCARROLL OREN B KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
X2 KPA D, , PX, KIA
X2 KSOR P, , PX, KIA
X2 KSOR H, , PX, KIA
X2 KPA B, , PX, KIA
X2 KSOR K, , PX, KIA
X2 NAY R, , PX, KIA
X2 NAY B, , PX, KIA
X2 KSOR B, , PX, KIA
X2 KPA A, , PX, KIA
Two aircraft departed the airfield with ARVN troops to conduct a combat assault. Observers saw the aircraft collide from approximately 1500 feet. Both aircraft crashed and burned and were destroyed. The other helicopter was 67-17255.
This record was last updated on 11/10/2000
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Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
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