Helicopter CH-46D 154797


Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D tail number 154797
Date: 06/01/1970
Incident number: 70060101.KIA
Unit: HMM-262
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unknown
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
Thailand
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI, 05 INJ . .
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, MISC, CASRP, HMM-262 Website (Operations Report. Miscellaneous. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Inserted force detonated booby-trap which cause CH-46 to crash in the LZ.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC MAJ FITZGERALD ROBERT MICHAEL KIA
P CPT KOSINSKI JOHN L RES
CE PIPRA?
G BENTON
G DELAUGHTER


War Story:
HMM-262 Command Chronology - June 1970: 1 June 1970 - While on an Emergency Extract of a [1st] Division Recon Team, a team member stepped on a booby trap as he approached the aircraft. The resulting explosion severely damaged the aircraft causing it to crash in the zone. The aircraft commander was fatally injuredd and other crew members sustained minor injuries.

This record was last updated on 08/26/2003


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