Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09546
Incident number: F989ACD Accident case number: F989
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC MAJ SIMONS GERALD SHIELDS KIA
P 1LT MEEHAN RICHARD WOODS KIA
G PFC BAKKE TONY LEE KIA
CE PFC NICKELS LESLIE DAVID KIA
While in flight, the pilot lost visual contact with the ground due to poor weather and crashed and burned on impact. The aircraft was required to fly in marginal weather at night to prepare for further operations. Another aircraft (65-09675), was lost searching for this one. See accident number F987.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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