Helicopter UH-1H 68-16328


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16328
The Army purchased this helicopter 1069
Total flight hours at this point: 00000589
Date: 04/20/1970
Incident number: 70042022.KIA
Unit: 155 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 at Hover at 0050 feet and 000 knots.
Cambodia
Helicopter took 7 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (B-40 RKT, 7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: TAIL ROTOR, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 KIA . .
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, FM385, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )
Summary: Shot down by a B-40 while extracting a SOG team.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 JOHNSON MARLIN JAMES KIA
P WO1 RICHARDSON DAREK NICHOLAU KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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