Helicopter OH-6A 68-17244


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17244
The Army purchased this helicopter 0769
Total flight hours at this point: 00000038
Date: 09/11/1969
Incident number: 69091122.KIA
Unit: 520 TC BN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0030 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
The armor protecting the personnel was NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Additional crash damage
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CRAFX (Crash Facts Message. )

Crew Members:
P CPT GIBSON BRUCE STEWART KIA
CE R HAYES

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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