Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16097
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000063
Incident number: 68082333.KIA
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue of Persons
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: XT744901 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT744901)
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 = 04 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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, 80340, HUGHS, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Hit by .51 CAL AAA fire 3 KM NW of An Loc City in route to investigate an OH-13 accident.
Loss to Inventory
PP WO1 SOPER RICHARD ORRIN KIA
PP MAJ SCHMALE WILLIAM OTTO KIA
AC 1LT BROWN THAL ANTHONY KIA
PP WO1 BECANNEN BARRY J KIA
This record was last updated on 07/04/2020
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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