Helicopter OH-6A 68-17165


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17165
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000011
Date: 07/13/1969
Incident number: 69071320.KIA
Unit: F/8 CAV
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 0050 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BT198540
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 an Explosion.
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, HUGHS (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 MARTIN WILLIAM TORBERT KIA
O SP5 WEEKLEY CLIFFORD WAYNE KIA
OB SFC HOWISON GRAHAM HENRY KIA


War Story:
Sources indicate to the VHPA that this was the F/8th Cav LOH in which the crew of three died.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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