Helicopter UH-1H 67-17588


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17588
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00002160
Date: 05/13/1970
Incident number: 70051313.KIA
Unit: 174 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS581613 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS581613)
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 WIA, 01 KIA . .
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, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
G CPL PATRICK DEREK WILKERSON KIA

This record was last updated on 02/25/2008


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