Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D tail number 152576
Incident number: 70080777.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0200 feet and UNK knots.
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI, 05 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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, NSC, JSIDR, CASRP, CH46 (Naval Safety Center. Operations Report. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC 1LT GILLIES JAMES FRANCIS KIA
P MARSHALL ROBERT L RES
C SGT SEYMORE RICHARD MORRIS KIA
"Jim was my copilot on a night medevac flight near the village of Hoi An along the coast of the South China Sea, in I Corps. After picking up three wounded Marines, we received antiaircraft fire on the way out of the zone. Our controls were hit and our CH-46D spun out of control and crashed into a wet rice paddy. Although badly injured, I was rescued by the lead bird flown by Major Jensen. Jim was killed in the crash."
Bob Marshall, 29 Nov 96.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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