Helicopter OH-6A 67-16543


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16543
The Army purchased this helicopter 1268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000533
Date: 05/10/1971
Incident number: 71051046.KIA
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
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 at Level Flight at 0025 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD759148
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 02 DOI, 01 INJ . .
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, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 JAMES CLAYTON WADE KIA
CE SP4 WITMER NOEL BRUCE KIA
PX PSG CHERRY ERVIN BENJAMIN KIA

This record was last updated on 10/30/2007


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