Helicopter OH-6A 67-16679


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16679
The Army purchased this helicopter 0369
Total flight hours at this point: 00000886
Date: 05/07/1971
Incident number: 71050710.HEL
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Unknown at 0050 feet and 050 knots.
Classified
UTM grid coordinates: WU599118
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. (7.62MM)
causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI, 01 KIA . .
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, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT BENGTSON FRANK WALTER KIA
PP WO1 MEYER DAVID PAUL KIA
G SP4 ROTHEL LARRY WAYNE KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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