Helicopter OH-6A 66-07812


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-07812
The Army purchased this helicopter 1067
Total flight hours at this point: 00000285
Date: 07/04/1969
Incident number: 69070444.KIA
Unit: 1 BDE 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and 045 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AS993993
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)
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, LNNF, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
CE SP5 MCGEE DARRELL EUGENE KIA
P WO1 MICHAEL TIMOTHY SHAWN KIA
OB 1LT NOONAN MICHAEL DENNIS KIA


War Story:
The Operation LAMAR PLAIN reported: At 1450H, a Brigade LOH reconnaissance team, vicinity BT986942, received heavy ground fire and crashed the aircraft then exploded and burned, resulting in 3 US KIA. From George Dousis, June 1997: This mission was a white team reconnaissance. The crew chief of the wing ship was Gary Grifith and they landed near the crashed LOH to help. The fire was too hot to get the men out even though they were alive.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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