Helicopter AH-1G 67-15826


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15826
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000221
Date: 06/13/1969
Incident number: 69061377.KIA
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
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: TAIL ROTOR, GEAR BOX, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI . .
The helicopter Continued Flight. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 90305, CASRP, TWIX, Op LAMAR PLAIN (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Crashed from tail

Crew Members:
P CPT JOHNSON ADRIAN JOSEPH JR KIA


War Story:
The Op LAMAR PLAIN reported: At 1045H, a gunship from A/4/77 ARA, vic BT249096, crashed from tail rotor damage resulting in 1 US KIA and 1 US WIA. AH-1G 67-15826 lost its tail rotor at altitude while returning from an ARA fire mission West of Tam Ky on Friday the 13th June 1969.....seeing that OD blade with yellow stripe fly by me is forever on my mind....as well as my thoughts as I grew up that day, when faced with the loss of Captain Adrian Johnson our platoon leader....to his wife and daughters who survived him....may we never forget one of our own....22W-040. Taber

This record was last updated on 06/14/1999


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