Helicopter OH-58A 68-16955


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-58A tail number 68-16955
The Army purchased this helicopter 0470
Total flight hours at this point: 00000573
Date: 03/24/1971
Incident number: 71032438.KIA
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 5 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Unknown at 0050 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XD670543
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: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, FM386, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT COKER DAVID LANGSTON JR KIA
CE PFC WALTERS ROBERT DANIEL KIA
OB SGT BAUER CURTIS DEAN KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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