Helicopter AH-1G 67-15453


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15453
Date: 06/02/1968
Incident number: 680602061ACD Accident case number: 680602061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/229 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
UTM grid coordinates: YD362507 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD362507)
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 419307
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P 1LT JONES ROBERT LEWIS KIA
CE E4 HUTCHINS PATRICK L RES


Accident Summary:

During recon, the pilot decided to do a practice landing. During the approach the aircraft made a shallow diving left turn and struck the ground. Total loss - cause unknown.


War Story:
I was the crew chief on this Corbra when it crashed. I do not remember the incident because of injuries; however, I do remember getting some details while at Ft. Sam Houston's Brooke General Hospital in 1968. It seems that on 6/2/68 the crew chief, myself, was allowed to fly "last light recon" with an experienced pilot. I was told while in Texas, I was the first and last crew chief to fly like that. From: "Patrick Hutchison"

This record was last updated on 11/02/2020


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