Helicopter AH-1G 67-15729


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15729
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001604
Date: 07/15/1970
Incident number: 700715151ACD Accident case number: 700715151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
This was an Operational Loss caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
The station for this helicopter was Phu Vinh in South Vietnam
Casualties = YES . . Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
costing 593230
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was recovered

Crew Members:
AC WO1 HILL JIMMY LEE KIA
P WO1 BARTONE JOHN PATRICK KIA


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS ENROUTE TO PHUOC VINH, AFTER BEING GIVEN AN END OF MISSION ON A COMBAT MISSION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CRUISING AT 2000 FEET WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE ATTACK SECTION, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN BILLOWING BLACK AND GRAY SMOKE. A MAYDAY CALL WAS MADE. THE AIRCRAFT TURNED TO AN OPEN AREA NEAR A RIVER AND PRIOR TO CONTACT A CALL WAS MADE BY THE CREW THAT THE AREA COULD BE REACHED. SHORT OF THE CLEAR AREA THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE, TURNED ON ITS SIDE, AND FELL TO THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT BURST INTO FLAMES. THERE WERE TWO FATALITIES.\

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004


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