Helicopter OH-6A 67-16023

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16023
The Army purchased this helicopter 0568
Total flight hours at this point: 00000806
Date: 04/27/1970
Incident number: 70042727.KIA
Unit: D/1/1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS548908 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS548908)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA, 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
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, JSIDR, CRAFX, FM385, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
Mike was in D Trp, 1/1 Cav, 16 GP, Americal Div (23rd Inf). Call sign Sabre. He was working a VR along the Quang Nai river, about 5 miles west of Quang Nai city, along the north side of the river. He was pilot of an OH-6A "Loach" and was hit by a single shot while at a low altitude. Probably killed instantly. Mike was my hooch mate, and a great guy. Nick Lappos, Sabre 74, nlappos@miami.gdi.net

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