Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17699
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000941
Incident number: 70082929.KIA
Unit: C/2/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0020 feet and 010 knots.
UTM grid coordinates: YC761963
Helicopter took 8 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG, 12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS, DRIVESHAFT
Casualties = 04 WIA, 04 KIA . .
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, FM385, CASRP, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC WO1 MINEAR MARK WENDELL KIA
P 1LT SHIEFER JOHN FREDERICK KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC HENTHORN HARRY THOMAS, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 SCHEIB LAWRENCE ELWOOD JR, AR, PX, KIA
This record was last updated on 07/25/1998
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