Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16419
The Army purchased this helicopter 1068
Total flight hours at this point: 00000747
Incident number: 69110202.KIA
Unit: 2 BDE 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Target Marking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: YT243992 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYT243992)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (B-40 RKT)
causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 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, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Hit by B-40 rocket whlile hovering, 13 KM Southeast of Phuoc Binh.
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 HESTER LEO CLAUDE JR KIA
CE SP5 ABBOTT DAVID FRANCIS KIA
G CPL HARRIS MICHAEL LEROY KIA
This record was last updated on 08/12/2020
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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