Helicopter AH-1G 68-15206


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15206
The Army purchased this helicopter 0869
Total flight hours at this point: 00002334
Date: 06/24/1972
Incident number: 720624061ACD Accident case number: 720624061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Long Thanh North in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 580333
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. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CW2 DILALLO JOHN LAWRENCE KIA


Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 2230 HOURS, 24 JUNE 1972, ^CW2 JOHN L. DILALLO^ TOOK OFF ON A TEST FLIGHT FROM LONG THANH NORTH ARMY AIRFIELD. JUST BEFORE TAKEOFF, HE STATED TO THE CREW CHIEF THAT HE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS READY FOR THE UPCOMING TRIP TO DA NANG. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY APPARENT TO OBSERVERS ON THE GROUND. ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER THE PILOT CALLED LONG THANH TO TELL THEM THAT HE HAD A PARTIAL LOSS OF CYCLIC CONTROL AND WAS GOING DOWN. A FEW SECONDS LATER HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS GOING INTO A RIVER AT APPROXIMATELY GRID COORDINATE 0391 WITH 190 KNOTS AND NO CYCLIC CONTROL.\\

This record was last updated on 09/21/1999


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