Helicopter AH-1G 67-15602

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15602
The Army purchased this helicopter 0568
Total flight hours at this point: 00000483
Date: 03/23/1970
Incident number: 70032333.KIA
Unit: B/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Training
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Training Flight
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD737016 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD737016)
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
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: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CRAFX, FM385, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:

War Story:
CPT Rich Hulse was giving WO1 Scotty Pardee a back seat check out on a training flight. Since they were overdue and I was on my way back from the A Shau Valley, I was told to start S&R (Search and Rescue) and was given the approximate location where they were supposed to be working. I did find the burned wreckage and called it in. It could never be determied if they were hit by enemy fire or flew through a GT (gun to target) line. The transmission had left the aircraft in flight. Submitted by Bill Gurski, Dec 1996.

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

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