Helicopter OH-6A 68-17321

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17321
The Army purchased this helicopter 1069
Total flight hours at this point: 00000589
Date: 05/21/1970
Incident number: 70052122.KIA
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0075 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT398936 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT398936)
Helicopter took 2 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 Right Side
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA 01 INJ 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Additional crash damage
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, FM385 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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This record was last updated on 02/09/2002

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