Helicopter CH-47B 67-18442


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47B tail number 67-18442
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001171
Date: 03/17/1970
Incident number: 700317151ACD Accident case number: 700317151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 132 ASHC
This was a Accident incident.
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BT158360
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1320048
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 WHIKEHART MARK ANDREW KIA
P CW2 NORRIS TRUMAN DENNIS KIA
CE SSG SCHMELING ERWIN ROSS KIA
G CPL HOWES DOUGLAS GREGORY KIA
PX SP5 CLOWER HUGH JR KIA


Accident Summary:

 THE CH47B AIRCRAFT PILOTED BY WO1 WHIKEHART AND CW2 NORRIS DEPARTED CHU LAI EAST AIRFIELD AT 0700 HOURS ON 17 MARCH 1970 ENROUTE TO LZ BAYONET. FROM 0730 TO 0900 THE AIRCRAFT FLEW RESUPPLY MISSIONS BETWEEN LZ BAYONET AND FSB STINSON. AT APPROXIMATELY 0900 THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED FOR LZ BRONCO AND WORKED RESUPPLY MISSIONS BETWEEN LZ BRONCO AND FSB SAN JUAN HILL UNTIL 1115 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT REFUELED AT QUANG NGAI AIRFIELD AND DEPARTED APPROXIMATELY 1150 HOURS 132ND FLIGHT OPERATIONS RECEIVED A CALL FROM WO1 WHIKEHART, HE STATED THAT HE WAS OFF QUANG NGAI ENROUTE TO TRE BONG. AT 1200 HOURS 1LT LASSER, WHO WAS FLYING IN THE GENERAL AREA, WAS TALKING TO WO1 WHIKEHART OVER THE RADIO. AT THAT TIME WO1 WHIKEHART SAID THAT HE WAS ENROUTE TO TRA BONG AND THEN HA THANH. THAT WAS THE LAST TRANSMISSION THAT WAS RECEIVED FROM WO1 WHIKEHART. AT APPROXIMATELY 1205 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN DISINTEGRATING IN AN AREA ABOUT 2.5 KM NORTHWEST OF FSB STINSON, AT COORDINATES BS 538824. UP UNTIL THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW APPEARED TO BE OPERATING UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS.\\

This record was last updated on 02/10/2008


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