Helicopter OH-6A 66-17770


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-17770
Date: 06/24/1968
Incident number: 68062435.KIA
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 9 INF
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 0025 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS677702
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 = 02 KIA . .
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: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80251, CRAFX, JSIDR, CASRP, Unit After Action Report (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: While marking a small structure during a People Sniffer mission. Received extremely intense AW fire and crashed. Crew survived crash.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 TASKER JAMES BRUCE KIA
CE SP4 BROPHY DANIEL RALPH KIA

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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