Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-58A tail number 68-16914
The Army purchased this helicopter 0370
Total flight hours at this point: 00000296
Incident number: 70082424.KIA
Unit: HHC/145 CAB
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and 020 knots.
UTM grid coordinates: XT966257 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PXT966257)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 WIA, 01 KIA, 02 I . .
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, LNNF, JSIDR, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 FITZSIMMONS PATRICK G KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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