Helicopter AH-1G 66-15310


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15310
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00001698
Date: 03/16/1971
Incident number: 710316341ACD Accident case number: 710316341 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: B/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
This was an Operational Loss caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD357472 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48QYD357472)
Casualties = YES . . Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
costing 673318
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. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
P CPT MCCARTHY LOYD VAN JR KIA
P CPT ALLEN CHARLES DAVID JR KIA


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT DEPARTED QUANG TRI, RVN, AT APPROX 2130 HOURS IN ROUTE TO CAMP EAGLE, RVN. THE WEATHER WAS MARGINAL. AIRCRAFT STRUCK GROUND, UNDER POWER, IN A SHALLOW DESCENDING RIGHT TURN DESTROYING THE AIRCRAFT.\\

This record was last updated on 05/05/2020


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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021


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