Helicopter UH-1H 67-17370

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17370
Date: 09/21/1968
Incident number: 68092121.KIA
Unit: 189 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0004 feet and 005 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA022715 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PZA022715)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (B-40 RKT)
The helicopter was hit in the Mid area causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI, 01 INJ . .
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, LNNF, CASRP, CRAFX, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Sept.21,1968 at Plei Mrong LZ Sgt.Prosky's UH-1H was hit by an RPG while extracting combat troops. The aircraft caught fire and burned. Four others were wounded. The aircraft was a slick from the 189th assault helicopter company (Ghostriders) at Camp Holloway, Pleiku. I was there that day. George Meeker (CE) in another aircraft.

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