Helicopter AH-1G 66-15334


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15334
Date: 05/12/1968
Incident number: 68051202.KIA
Unit: D/229 AWC 1 CAV
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Armed Escort
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 130 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD447919
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. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA, 01 DOI . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, LNOF, 80122, CRAFX, CASRP, HDSV, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
P 1LT ABBOTT STEVEN GLENN KIA
P CW2 GOTTHARDT ROBERT WILLIAM KIA

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004


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