Helicopter CH-46D 153336

Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D tail number 153336
Date: 04/23/1969
Incident number: 69042323.KIA
Unit: HMM-161
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MORTAR)
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 01 DOI, 10 INJ . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Natural hazard damage
costing 0
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, BOING, CH46, CASRP (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Shot down and rolled down a hill. Pilots trapped for 7 hours.
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

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This record was last updated on 07/05/2000

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