Helicopter OH-6A 68-17307

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17307
The Army purchased this helicopter 0969
Total flight hours at this point: 00000382
Date: 05/09/1970
Incident number: 70050935.KIA
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
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 Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, CASRP, CRAFX (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: The VHPA believes this aircraft was a D/3/5 CAV LOH and that SP5 Slayton died in this event.

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This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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