Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 152531
Incident number: 68050565.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0020 feet and 020 knots.
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, HYDRAULIC SYS, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION
Casualties = 03 INJ . .
The helicopter Continued Flight. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Ultimate crash and burn - aircraft is capable of sustaining flight for a limited time after the incident, but finally results in crash and burn
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, NSC, CASRP, CH46, KIAMAIN (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P CPT CONNELLY EDWARD WALTER JR KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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