Helicopter AH-1G 67-15579

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15579
The Army purchased this helicopter 0468
Total flight hours at this point: 00002170
Date: 02/20/1971
Incident number: 71022038.KIA
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 5 INF
This was a Combat Loss caused by being shot down by Ground Fire .50 cal to 20 mm in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
North Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XD652487 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QXD652487)
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: MULTIPLE
Casualties = 02 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, CASRP, Fred Blanchard (Operations Report. Casualty Report. )
Summary: Rolled in on a 14.5 AAA after a Scout took fire. Took hits and caught fire at 500 ft AGL. Crashed hard and burned.
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

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This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

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