Helicopter AH-1G 67-15651


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15651
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000331
Date: 01/15/1969
Incident number: 69011555.KIA
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Unknown mission
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YA878677
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.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
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: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 90017, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was recovered

Crew Members:
P 1LT COX STERLING EDWARD KIA
P WO1 PETTEYS JAMES BIRCH KIA

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004


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