Helicopter OH-6A 66-07806

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07806
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00000509
Date: 05/18/1968
Incident number: 68051812.KIA
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 025 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YB835285 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYB835285)
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 . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 0
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, LNOF, 80246, JSIDR, CASRP, GOLDBOOK (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Received heavy AW fire during a BDA near Kontum. Crashed. Pilot died in LOH, observer died two years later.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
This helicopter served with 3 units as follows: from 6709 to 6710 flew 0 hours for in transit, from 6711 to 6802 flew 270 hours for A Trp 7th Sqdn 17th Cav, and from 6803 to 6804 flew 239 hours for HHT 7th Sqdn 17th Cav.

This record was last updated on 08/11/1999

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