Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00699
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001230
Incident number: 68050211.KIA
Unit: 240 AHC
This was Combat Major Damage caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Armed Escort
This was a Combat incident.
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 12303 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 MCKIBBEN LARRY SIMS KIA
CE SP4 CRAIG MICHAEL DENNIS KIA
G SP4 FOURNIER NELSON EDWARD KIA
P CW2 FERNAN WILLIAM RES
McKibben was shot while waiting for wounded to be loaded on board by SSG Roy Benadvides, 5th Special Forces Group who won the last Medal of Honor on this day. NVA were charging the aircraft, but McKibben would not leave without the wounded. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Submitted by Jerry Ewing.
This record was last updated on 08/12/2004
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association