Helicopter OH-6A 67-16441


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16441
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000259
Date: 03/26/1969
Incident number: 69032604.KIA
Unit: D/1/10 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 0100 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YA776177
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (37MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI . .
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: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 90297, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 MERKER RAND RUSSELL KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
1LT LOCKE JAMES LEE, AR, PX, KIA
1LT THOMPKINS RONALD WINSTON, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
Shot down while providing recon 200 feet in front of D/1/10 CAV 4 INF and C/1/10 CAV on a search mission with a forward observer to call in artillery and the unit executive officer to call in the other two platoons if these two units were attacked.

This record was last updated on 07/26/2015


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