Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-13S tail number 64-15416
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000305
Incident number: G957ACD Accident case number: G957
Unit: 173 ABN
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . 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. )
Loss to Inventory
P 1LT JONES DOUGLAS LEE KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
SGT FREEMAN DAVID HAROLD, AR, PX, KIA
ACFT RETURNING FROM OPERATION AREA STRUCK HIGH TENSION PWR LINES ACFT STRUCK NOSE DOWN FIRE AFTR IMPACT TOTAL LOSS WIRES APPROX 50FT ABOVE GRD
Sp5 Larry Snedden and I, Sp4 Alex Horvath had the sad job of transporting said aircraft back to Bien Hoa soon after the crash. It was one of our aircraft. THE major cause of the accident was that the a/c was flying directly into the sunset flying west unable to see the power lines. The sad part is that this accident could have been prevented by flying just a few feet higher. The power lines were common knowlege to all aircrews in the area. from: Alex Horvath at Ajh1300A@netscape.net phone: 440-796-7734.
This record was last updated on 11/20/2002
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