Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0568
Total flight hours at this point: 00000052
Incident number: 681006091ACD Accident case number: 681006091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 2 BDE 1 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Hue / LZ Sally in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 HOWE THOMAS JOHN KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
E4 AR ALVAREZ, PAX, D
This aircraft departed LZ Nancy, RVN at 0800 hours. Its planned destination was Phu Bai, RVN, about 20 miles to the south. It is unknown what was the purpose of the stop at Quang Tri Marine Air Station, 15 miles to the north. At that station a passenger boarded the aircraft. He stated that they were going to LZ Sharon. A few minutes after take off, at an altitude of about 300 feet, the aircraft began to lose parts from its tail section, decelerated sharply, began to spin violently, and struck the ground inverted with only slight forward speed.
This record was last updated on 04/14/1999
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