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
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.
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.
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
P WO1 HATFIELD MICHAEL JAMES KIA
This record was last updated on 08/13/2014
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