Helicopter OH-6A 67-16199


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16199
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00001063
Date: 05/14/1970
Incident number: 70051444.KIA
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0105 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XU253009
Helicopter took 9 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI . .
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: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CASRP, CRAFX, FM385 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 EVEREST ROBERT K III KIA
G SP4 WALLS KENNETH MARION JR KIA
OB SP4 GEIGER LAWRENCE RAYMOND KIA


War Story:
Robert Everest was flying low bird for Ken Mills (Apache 27) on a recon north of Katum. We were looking for a Huey crew that had crashed or been shot down - we had located the aircraft but not the crew. Everest came under heavy fire from several RPD's/AK's using API rounds. Everest called taking fire and there was a small inflight explosion. The aircraft then nosed into the bamboo and exploded on impact. I witnessed the whole thing and tried to evac the crew but took too many hits. Glen Senkowski, senkowsk@yourlink.net 23 Oct 98.

This record was last updated on 10/23/1998


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