Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19531
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000668
Incident number: 69081444.KIA
Unit: A/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon , Infra-red.
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at UNK feet and 075 knots.
UTM grid coordinates: XT475107
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (57MMRPG)
causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 07 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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, CASRP, CRAFX, BDART (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC 1LT ELSON JEFFREY CHARLES KIA
P WO1 GRANT MELVIN LEE KIA
CE SP4 KILWINE RICHARD JAMES KIA
G SGT APODACA JACK MICHAEL KIA
G CPL WILFONG GIL STEVENS KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
SP4 HIEMENZ JAMES BORLAND, AR, OB, KIA
1LT HURSTON HORATIO WILLIAM, AR, OB, KIA
25th Avn Bn ops log Texas Tech 13680236001a.pdf p32 #24 reports the acft down at XT488144. The Defense Intelligence Agency has UTM of XT475107. The 25th Avn location is about 4 KM N-NE of the VHPA location. b. 25th Avn log says the acft exploded in flight at 1000 feet - "Acft was hit by artillery shell".
This record was last updated on 10/22/2010
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Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
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