Helicopter OH-6A 66-14385


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-14385
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000751
Date: 10/04/1969
Incident number: 69100404.KIA
Unit: 173 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0030 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS864186 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS864186)
Helicopter took 7 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA, 01 KIA . .
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:
CE SSG CANNING RICHARD BRUCE KIA
AC HURST RONALD H


War Story:
Don McKeough, who was the pilot who landed nearby to get the pilot and crew chief, Rick Canning claims the Pilot was Ronald Hurst from TN. Also the pilot who "slung" the helicopter out, Gordy/Andy Anderson, also verified it was Ron Hurst.

This record was last updated on 12/03/2008


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