Helicopter CH-47C 67-18497


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47C tail number 67-18497
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368
Total flight hours at this point: 00002113
Date: 05/17/1970
Incident number: 70051721.KIA
Unit: B/159 ASHB 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Weather Check
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD418384 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD418384)
Helicopter took 5 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: HYDRAULIC SYS, TRANSMISSION, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 KIA . .
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, CRAFX, JSIDR, CASRP (Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 ARNOLD PHILLIP FRED KIA
AC CWO SCHULTZ GEORGE CLIFTON JR KIA
CE SGT SMITH DAVID WALTER KIA
FE SFC ALEXANDER SAMMIE EDWARD KIA
G SGT PETTY ROY ANDREW JR KIA


War Story:
Received many rounds, one thru forward transmission sump; possible hydraulic failure. Five crew KIA.

This record was last updated on 07/14/2000


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