Helicopter AH-1G 68-15091


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15091
The Army purchased this helicopter 0369
Total flight hours at this point: 00000964
Date: 05/13/1970
Incident number: 70051333.HEL
Unit: 334 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0700 feet and 130 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR, CASRP, CALTR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:
P WO1 HEDEMANN WAYNE HOWARD KIA
AC WO1 PUCCI LARRY R OK


War Story:
Hit by ground fire while covering a downed aircraft 67-15547 in the Angel's Wing in Cambodia. Wayne was shot in the throat and probably died in route to Tay Ninh were Larry R. Pucci flew him.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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