Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17295
The Army purchased this helicopter 0969
Total flight hours at this point: 00000042
Incident number: 69121122.KIA
Unit: F/8 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0010 feet and 020 knots.
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)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side causing Spalling.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, DRIVESHAFT, COMM SYS, INSTRUMENTS
The armor protecting the personnel was NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 WIA, 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Aircraft repaired on the spot with tools and parts on hand
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, SIF, 01530, BDART, CASRP (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )
Summary: Took 296 or 297 hits.
P CPT FARRINGTON ROBERT DEAN KIA
P CPT D BENTLEY
CE NOVAK ALLAN
Helicopter hit by small arms fire 8 km south-southwest of Tam Ky Airfield. Co-pilot/observer killed instantly and the pilot wounded in the shoulder.
This record was last updated on 08/29/3009
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