Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15211
The Army purchased this helicopter 0869
Total flight hours at this point: 00001297
Incident number: 701014041ACD Accident case number: 701014041 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/229 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
AC CW2 WANKA CARL JEFFREY KIA
P WO1 CURTISS EDWIN HARRY KIA
THE CREW OF AH-1G, SN 68-15211, WAS ON A DIRECT COMBAT SUPPORT MISSION ON 14 OCT 70. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FLOWN FROM BEARCAT, RVN, TO BIEN HOA AIR BASE TO STAND-BY TO COVER A SCHEDULED ASSAULT. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED BEARCAT AT 0720 HOURS ENROUTE TO BIEN HOA AIR BASE. AT APPROXIMATELY 0900 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING LOW LEVEL OVER THE RIVER 7 KILOMETERS EAST OF PHU LOI, RVN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING CLOSE TO THE WATER AND THEN SEEN TO CRASH INTO THE WATER. THE AH-1G WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND THERE WERE TWO FATALITIES.\\
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