Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08663
The Army purchased this helicopter 0764
Total flight hours at this point: 00001166
Incident number: H124ACD Accident case number: H124
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, 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, CRAFX, COMLT (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory
P CPT LIVINGSTON JOHN JOSEPH KIA
P WO1 ROONEY TERRENCE MANN KIA
CE SGT HUMES MAYNARD JEWEL KIA
G SP4 REEVES LOREN STEVEN KIA
Aircraft had completed gun run when received a hit by 50 cal. automatic weapons fire. The aircraft was seen to slow down, settle in level position toward the ground then disintegrate in the air and crash. The aircraft was burning in the air.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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