Information on U.S. Air Force helicopter UH-1F tail number 64-15484
Incident number: 70092555.KIA
Unit: 20 SOS
UTM grid coordinates: YU899758 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYU899758)
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
IP CPT HEIL JACKIE PHILLIP KIA
AG MSG COOPER GERALD ALLAN KIA
FP CPT CARRINGTON HENRY G WIA
AG SSG GALVAN DAVID J WIA
The 20th SOS unit history states this was the lead UH-1P gunship of a flight of two on a combat mission. The aircraft hit trees while turning to avoid a mid-air collision with a VNAF CH-34 and subsequently caught fire after it came to rest. The fire destroyed the aircraft. The IP and one gunner were killed. The pilot and the other gunner were injured in the impact. A third helicopter which was transport configured and in the general area was called in. This helicopter recovered the two crew members and evacuated them to Duc Lap for medical treatment. They were later transported to Cam Ranh Bay. In another place in the unit history, the survivors were identified as: CPT Henry G. Carrington, FP, and SSGT David J. Galvan, AG.
This record was last updated on 04/26/2023
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Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023
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