Helicopter AH-1G 68-15136


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15136
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000771
Date: 07/07/1970
Incident number: 70070777.KIA
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YC814983
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Unknown groundfire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 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, STMNT, CALTR, FM385, CASRP. Bill Gurski (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Crashed during night ARA mission possibly due to vertigo or target fixation caused by hostile fire.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 DAMM THOMAS WILLIAM KIA
P 1LT GILLASPY THOMAS DAVID KIA

This record was last updated on 09/14/2016


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