Information on U.S. Air Force helicopter UH-1F tail number 64-15484
Incident number: 70092555.KIA
Unit: 20 SOS
UTM grid coordinates: YU899758
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 HB CARRINGTON WIA
AG SSG DJ CALVAN 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-aiur collision with a VNAF CH-34 and subsequently caught fire fter 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 transportt 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 B. Carrington, FP, and SSGT David J. Calvan, AG.
This record was last updated on 07/28/1998
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