Helicopter OH-6A 67-16269


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16269
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000473
Date: 08/09/1969
Incident number: 69080999.KIA
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0025 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT435881
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 = 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, JSIDR, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 YOUNG STEPHEN ANDREW KIA
OB SP5 DINE JAMES CHARLES KIA
G SP4 SEIBERT MICHAEL ROBERT KIA


War Story:
The aircraft exploded after going through trees and hitting the ground hard. A 48 hour fire fight ensued during the recovery of the remains. From Chuck Adkinson, Apache 34, July 1998.

This record was last updated on 07/25/1998


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