Helicopter CH-47A 66-19095

Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19095
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000556
Date: 05/24/1968
Incident number: 68052424.KIA
Unit: 213 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0100 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. unknown.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: MISC, CASRP (Miscellaneous. Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:

War Story:
I was on this particular mission as a pilot with aircraft commander CW2 George Sweat and aircraft 095 (Chinook) was not lost or crashed. WO1 Lance Durant successfully flew the aircraft out of harm's way and we (Sweat and myself) escorted 095 back to Phu Bai airstrip where a medical team was waiting to take Hu to the hospital. The only damage to 095 was the right side cockpit widow was shot out - which was never repaired, and the right side seat cushions had to be replaced because of the inability to get the blood stains out. From: Pachy095@aol.com

This record was last updated on 08/12/2005

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