Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15274
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00000580
Incident number: 70012626.KIA
Unit: 334 AHC
This was an Operational Loss caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
UTM grid coordinates: WS948515 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PWS948515)
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered
AC CW2 MEISTER BERNARD EDWIN KIA
While in support of the 3rd Mobile Strike Force located at Rang Rang, approximately 35 miles Northeast of Bien Hoa, the aircraft crashed for undetermined reasons. The area was very hot so the helicopter was destroyed in place before an investigation could be conducted. The front seat pilot was unable to explain the crash and had no communications with the AC before the crash. He died in Japan from his injuries.
This record was last updated on 04/15/2004
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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