Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 147150
Incident number: 68042529.KIA
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Summary: Collided with a ground mobile crane and crashed.
Loss to Inventory
G CPL ROOT EDWARD CHARLES KIA
P SHARKEY CHRISTOPHER N
Passengers and/or other participants:
1LT WARREN MICHAEL JAY, MC, PX, KIA
According to Chris Sharkey, pilot of HMM-163 UH-34 Incident Date 680425. He confirmed, from his logbook, his BuNo as 147150. Said he had picked up passenger 1/Lt Warren Michael at Quang Tri. The crash was at night at the loading docks of the USN Support Activity (YD 33-69) at the mouth of the Cua Viet River approx 15 miles N of Quang Tri. Helicopter collided with a piece of ground equipment at night (unlighted for security reasons) - ground equipment type unknown but thought to be forklift or ground crane. Door Gunner Cpl Ed Root and passenger 1Lt Warren Michael were KIA. Other crew members escaped crash with injuries. http://www.popasmoke.com/kia/incidents.php?incident_id=155&conflict_id=24
This record was last updated on 03/12/2007
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