Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-02030
Incident number: F734ACD Accident case number: F734
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and UNK knots.
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: TRANSMISSION, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
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. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P1, 00418, CRAFX, STMNT, CASRP, FM232 (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P 1LT NICHOLS COLIN KEITH KIA
AC WO1 PETERS DAVID E KIA
CE PFC CARPENTER CLIFFORD LEE KIA
G PFC SMITH CHARLES WENDLE KIA
Pilot broadcast on guard channel that an aircraft was coming down in flames. A support aircraft was shot down by enemy fire. No radio message received from the downed aircraft. A mayday was made by another aircraft.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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