Helicopter OH-6A 67-16455

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16455
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000142
Date: 03/13/1969
Incident number: 69031301.KIA
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YS172410 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYS172410)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
The helicopter made a Forced 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, LNOF, 90256, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Based on Army documents provided to the father, also Freddie Chase, believe this is the B/7/1 CAV LOH that WO1 Freddie Chase was flying when he was shot down. He sustained a serious head wound while defending the crew's position and was eventually evacuated by the Troop Commander. He died on the 14th in the hospital because of this head wound.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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