Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16240
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001136
Incident number: 710828101ACD Accident case number: 710828101 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
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. )
Summary: Experienced a tree strike in the OA during a last light VR, crashed into the trees.
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 BUCKLEW DENNIS KIA
OB E5 S COOKSEY
Passengers and/or other participants:
O3 CR HARTLEY, LCO, G
WO1 Bucklew departed Holloway Army Airfield at 1815 hours in a flight of three consisting of two OH-6's and one AH-1G. He was the wingman for the lead OH-6A. Their mission was to perform a last light visual reconnaissance for the defense of Camp Holloway in a period of increasing enemy activity. After arriving in the area of operations the OH-6As dropped low-level to begin their recon. After approximately 10-20 minutes of actual reconnaissance, WO1 Bucklew's aircraft struck a tree, went out of control and crashed in the trees at approximately 1845 hours.
This record was last updated on 09/21/2000
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