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 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT435881)
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. )
Summary: Shot down 6 KM East-Northeast of Bo Tuc on route 246.
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.

After the crash, the Aero Rifle Platoon (Blues) were inserted nearby to recover the crew. In route to the crash site, they incountered intense 30 cal and AK fire. The Blues returned fire resulting in 21 enemy KIA and one 30 cal machine gun position destroyed. The Blues had one KIA (CPL Virgil L. Castle) and eight wounded. From A/1/9 CAV Operational Report August 1969.

This record was last updated on 11/02/2020


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