Helicopter OH-6A 68-17354


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
Date: 05/22/1970
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.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS459891
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.
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, 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

Crew Members:
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


Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017


Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association