Helicopter UH-1D 65-09629


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09629
The Army purchased this helicopter 0166
Total flight hours at this point: 00002869
Date: 03/22/1970
Incident number: 70032202.KIA
Unit: 190 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT930167
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
Casualties = 04 WIA, 01 DOI . .
The helicopter was parked. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, CASRP, CRAFX, FM385, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Helicopter hit by an RPG during a combat assault approximately 12 KM south of Tanh Linh. (Note: If this is correct, the UTM is wrong.)
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 HATFIELD MICHAEL JAMES KIA
CE SP4 TAYLOR CLAUDE L


War Story:
Aircraft received hostile fire, crashed and burned during a combat assault into a single ship LZ. Crew chief Claude L. Taylor received the Silver Star for his actions during this incident. Six were wounded and evacuated to 24th Evac.

This record was last updated on 06/18/2018


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