Helicopter OH-6A 66-17772

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-17772
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368
Total flight hours at this point: 00000732
Date: 03/02/1970
Incident number: 70030202.KIA
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
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 at Hover at UNK feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD633276 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD633276)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
The armor protecting the personnel was NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 KIA, 02 INJ . .
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, HUGHS, FM385, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
My name is Joe A. Nunez Jr., my father is Jose L. Nunez (forward observer) from San Jose, Ca and Edward Lane (Door gunner)from Chicago IL were the other two army soldiers on the helicopter that fateful day in Vietnam. It is incorrectly reported in you're facts that there was only one other soldier injured and infact there were two, who are thankfully alive and doing well today. My family and I want to express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of a husband and father to the Burgoyne family. My father spoke highly of WO1 Burgoyne and always wished he could meet his wife and children to tell them what a wonderful and amazing man their father/husband was to him. My father holds a very special and personal tie between WO1 Burgoyne and his family. From: Joe A. Nunez Jr.

Burgoyne's widow was told that there were only two people in the helicopter. Her husband was killed in the crash and the other person was injured. from Adam Runk 4 May 97.

This record was last updated on 07/03/2007

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