Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001277
Date: 05/09/1970 MIA-POW file reference number: 1616
Incident number: 70050909.KIA
Unit: 191 AHC
UTM grid coordinates: XR320920
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Reference Notes. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: 1616 ()
Loss to Inventory
CE SP4 HAIGHT STEPHEN HAROLD BNR
P WO1 HENRY TERRY LYNN KIA
G SP4 PERDOMO KRIS MITCHELL KIA
SYNOPSIS: On May 9, 1970, SP4 Stephen H. Haight was aboard a UH1C helicopter (serial #66-15148) which crashed and exploded about 5 miles southwest of the city of Phy Vinh in Vinh Binh Province, South Vietnam. Personnel in the area were on hand immediately to inspect the site of the crash, and all personnel aboard the helicopter are accounted for except Haight. On May 17, 1973, JCRC searched the site of the crash, aided by metal detectors, encompassing an area 450 by 850 meters centered on the coordinates of the crash. SP4 Haight's remains were not found. On August 4, 1973, JCRC concluded that if the coordinates were accurate, all traces of the crash had been obliterated. It was located in a rice paddy that may have been tilled. It was also thought that the area may have been pilfered, leaving no probable reason for further searches. SP4 Haight was listed Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered. He is listed with honor among the missing because his remains remain on enemy soil. He is one of a relative few who will probably never be accounted for from the Vietnam War. Unlike "MIAs" from other wars, most of the missing from Southeast Asia can be accounted for, and a high percentage of their remains could be found.
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