Helicopter OH-6A 67-16108

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16108
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000928
Date: 09/09/1969
Incident number: 69090999.KIA
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0020 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BR862946 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBR862946)
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 = 02 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, JSIDR, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Subject: Update on Jeff Borr's Crash John Sartor was Jeff Borr's platoon leader and flight lead the day he crashed. John is now the Texas and La. sales rep for Bell. He jogged my memory, so here's an update. It wasn't an alert by some infantry RLO. Somebody from the ville (Bong Son) threw a CS grenade over the wire where the Loach guys were gongregated. John thinks it might have been one of the gook kids. We (the guns) were parked about a hundred yards away (cause the snakes stirred up so much dust) so we weren't affected by the smoke, but in retrospect, I think we may have scrambled ourselves, but since the loach guys had a head start on us, they had already taken off while we were still cranking. Thats when I saw the black smoke from the crash. They probably didn't make it more than a quarter of a mile from the strip (Two Bits) before they clipped the top of the palm tree. John also said that Jeff was checking Terry out in the OH6 and that they had no other observer on board (minigun ship). He said he doesn't have any pics of Jeff, but told me a good story about the time Jeff and his observer made a superbomb from a 105 round. John-i-fly-lo@rocketmail.com, John Hargleroad, 68-39 &68-521 Brown Hats, White 29 C TRP 7/17 Air Cav "Ruthless Riders", Pleiku, An Son(Lane), LZ English, An Son, RVN 69-70, VHPA Life #0927, Bull Shoals, Ar.

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