Helicopter UH-1H 68-16550


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16550
The Army purchased this helicopter 1269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000557
Date: 07/20/1970
Incident number: 70072020.KIA
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Command and Control
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
Classified
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL, DRIVESHAFT
Casualties = 01 KIA, 02 INJ . .
Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
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, CALTR, CASRP, CRAFX, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT AYERS DAVID WILLIAM KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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