Helicopter AH-1G 68-15161


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15161
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000290
Date: 10/10/1970
Incident number: 701010051ACD Accident case number: 701010051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/2/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 532430
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P W2 DR BRADLEY
CP WO1 ALLEN DAVID MARTIN KIA


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED QUANG TRI AIRFIELD IN A FLIGHT OF THREE (OH-6A, AH-1G, AND UH-1H). APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, THE OH-6A PILOT RADIOED THAT HE OBSERVED A UNIT OF FRIENDLY ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS. THE AH-1G THEN INITIATED A STEEP DIVE TOWARD THE PERSONNEL CARRIERS. RECOVERY FROM THE DIVE WAS INITIATED. HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND. AFTER INITIAL IMPACT, THE TAIL BOOM, MAIN ROTOR AND TRANSMISSION, AND ENGINE SEPARATED FROM THE PILOT COMPARTMENT. THE PILOT COMPARTMENT THEN BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES AND ROLLED END-OVER-END, FINALLY COMING TO REST IN A RAVINE.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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