Helicopter AH-1G 67-15634


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15634
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00001115
Date: 05/05/1970
Incident number: 70050566.KIA
Unit: D/158 AVN
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire .50 cal to 20 mm in size with the mission function of Armed Escort
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 3000 feet and 120 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD128761
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)
causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 KIA . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
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, CRAFX, CASRP, CALTR, JSIDR (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was recovered

Crew Members:
AC WO1 FINKE STEPHEN PAUL KIA
P CPT MASHBURN TSCHANN SCOTT KIA

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004


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