Helicopter UH-1D 64-13542


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13542
Date: 07/20/1966
Incident number: F735ACD Accident case number: F735
Unit: 15 MED 1 CAV
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA182955 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PZA182955)
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 239921
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 CPT WOODRUFF DONALD COLES KIA
AC 2LT EASLEY DENNIS BOYD KIA
G SP4 BRATCHER CLIFFORD SHERAN KIA
CE PFC KYSER DOUGLAS MASON KIA
MD SP5 RIDOUT CHARLES SAMUEL KIA


Accident Summary:

UNK SUP TO FOL SUP ACFT ON EVAC MISSION WX CAUSED ACFT TO PROCEED LOW LEVEL OVER THE TERRAIN ACFT FOUND CRASHED AND BURNED FOL MORN CAUSE NOT DETERMINED


War Story:
Medical evacuation helicopter (UH-1D) crashed at ZA182955. The aircraft had failed to return from a med evac mission to DAK TO the previous night. All five crew members were dead. From: Combat After Action Report via Coffelt (Ken Davis)

This record was last updated on 11/03/2019


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