Helicopter AH-1G 69-16438


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 69-16438
The Army purchased this helicopter 0470
Total flight hours at this point: 00000476
Date: 03/07/1971
Incident number: 710307091ACD Accident case number: 710307091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: F/8 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XD191429
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 631433
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 WO1 PORT HYRUM BARRY KIA
P CPT AFFLERBACH MARK KIA


Accident Summary:

 AT 1730 HOURS, 7 MARCH 1971, AIRCRAFT ^69-16438^ AN AH-1G DEPARTED THE ^F TROOP, 8TH CAVALRY^ AREA IN QUANG TRI FOR A VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE MISSION SUPPORT OF ^C COMPANY^ ^2ND BATTALION^ ^502D INFANTRY^ 101ST AIRBORNE DIVION.^ AFTER APPROXIMATELY ONE(1) HOUR OF NORMAL VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE, AIRCRAFT ^69-16438^ EXPERIENCED A MAIN ROTOR HUB ASSEMBLY SEPARATION AT AN ALTIDUDE OF 700 FEET MSL. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUN AT AN ANGLE OF APPROXIMATLY 90 DEGREES TO THE SLOPE OF THE TERRAIN, HEADING APPROXIMATELY 270 DEGREES. IT THEN EXPERIENCED POST CRASH FIRE AND EXPLOSION FROM UNEXPENDED FUEL AND ORDANCE.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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