Helicopter OH-6A 67-16640


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16640
The Army purchased this helicopter 0269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000168
Date: 04/26/1969
Incident number: 69042666.KIA
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 040 knots.
Cambodia
UTM grid coordinates: XU342378
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. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 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, 90474, JSIDR, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: LOH hit by RPG.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 TURLEY RICHARD LYNN KIA
OB SSG WOODRUFF ALTON DARNELL KIA


War Story:
Editor's note: The grid coordinates for this crash is in a different place than the KIA province location so the grid is likely wrong. GBR November 2010.

This record was last updated on 08/11/2000


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