Helicopter AH-1G 66-15272


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15272
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00000807
Date: 08/04/1969
Incident number: 69080404.KIA
Unit: D/1/10 CAV, 4 INF
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Training
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Training Flight
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA081273
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
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: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, JSIDR, CASRP, CRAFX, MPC (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
P CW2 OWENS JAMES HOWARD JR KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
1LT SWEET JOHN HARLAN, AF, PX, KIA

This record was last updated on 10/20/2010


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