Helicopter OH-6A 67-16123


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16123
Date: 08/12/1968
Incident number: 680812251ACD Accident case number: 680812251 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 3 BDE 4 INF
The station for this helicopter was An Khe in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 156862
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P WO1 CASEY DANNY CURTIS KIA


Accident Summary:

The crash occurred two miles west of the Oasis, RVN, at about 1915 hours, on 12 August 1968. The aircraft struck a tree while flying low level in marginal weather. Immediately upon impact with the tree, the rotor head separated from the aircraft and at the same time the remainder of the aircraft plunged to the ground approximately 20 feet in front of the tree, and began to roll for the next 125 feet, scattering wreckage as it rolled. WO Casey was killed immediately after impact with the ground.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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