Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17354
The Army purchased this helicopter 1269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000185
Incident number: 70052222.KIA
Unit: 198 BDE
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Command and Control
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and 035 knots.
UTM grid coordinates: BS459891 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS459891)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. 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, JSIDR, CRAFX, CASRP, FM385 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Received between 10 and 20 rounds of small arms fire, crashed and burned. FO survived.
Loss to Inventory
P CW2 BIGELOW RALPH WILLIAM KIA
OB 1LT KAUGARS JOHN KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
2LT HAYES NEIL BURGESS JR, AR, PX, KIA
This record was last updated on 02/12/2008
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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