Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E tail number 152424
Incident number: 69022828.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was in Orbit at 1500 feet and UNK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: YD133025
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. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. 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, NSC, JSIDR (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered
AC CPT JACOBSGAARD DAVID KEITH KIA
P 1LT KEEBLE EDWIN AUGUSTUS JR KIA
C LCP SANCHEZ EDWARD CHARLES KIA
C LCP BRENCICH WILLIAM JOSEPH KIA
This aircraft was an aircraft assigned to VMO-6. Jaacobsgaard and his crew ventured into Laos for unknown reasons. The aircraft was shot down and safely autorotated. The crew were either taken alive from the aircraft or were rendered unable to defend themselves as the result of enemy fire. Subsequently the entire crew were killed as the result of decapitation by enemy combatants. Sanchez learned he was a father one hour prior to his death.
From: Tom Constantine, VMO-6, PMAG- 39, 1st MAW, Quang Tri Combat Base, Republic of South Vietnam 1968-1969
This record was last updated on 10/30/2016
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Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017
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