Helicopter CH-47C 67-18536


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47C tail number 67-18536
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00000242
Date: 04/18/1969
Incident number: 69041810.KIA
Unit: A/159 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , Sling Loading.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YC675837
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Ultimate crash and burn - aircraft is capable of sustaining flight for a limited time after the incident, but finally results in crash and burn
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, MISC, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Miscellaneous. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 DAVIS THOMAS ARTHUR KIA
P CW2 ECKERT HAROLD LEE JR KIA
CE SP4 COMBS JOHN BEECHLY KIA
FE SP4 NEVEL ROBERT JOSEPH KIA
G SP4 SHELLUM JOHN CHARLES KIA


War Story:
Suspected enemy fire forced aircraft to attempt landing. Struck trees, severed blades, impacted hillside, broke in half and was destroyed by fire. Crew of five were fatalities. No PAX aboard. From III MAF Signicant Events Log 180700-190600H APR 69 msg DTG 182211Z APR 69 (TT 1201005077b.pdf p24 para 3): "3. (C) 180955H DELAYED RPT: A CH-47 aircraft, while resupplying FSB LASH (YC670667) received ground fire 5 kilometers north of the FSB. The pilot dropped the load and headed north crashing at YC675837 vicinity FSB THOR (YC659837). There were 5 friendly KIA."

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