Helicopter UH-1C 66-00683


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001437
Date: 10/23/1969
Incident number: 69102323.KIA
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0750 feet and 110 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT332171 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT332171)
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM, 7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, ELECTRICAL SYS, STRUCTURE, FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
The armor protecting the personnel was NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Aircraft inspected and found to be in flyable condition
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 00426, UH1P3, 29603, CASRP, JSIDR (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Crew Members:
G SP4 MATTHEWS SETH HAYDEN III KIA


War Story:
At approximately 1600, this aircraft was hit by .51 cal fire at grid XT3317 killing Mathews at grid XT3317.

This record was last updated on 12/10/2007


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