Pacific Stars and Stripes information
for HMM-163

For date 680413

HMM-163 was a US Marine Corps unit
VMO-6 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Incident name, 6
Incident reference: 68041111.KIA This information is available on CD-ROM.
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Da Nang
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Crash Kills 13 Marines." Da Nang (AP) - Thirteen U.S. Marines died Thursday when two helicopters collided northwest of Dong Ha at an altitude of 2,000 feet. Six of those killed had been wounded in battle and were being flown from Khe Sanh to the aid station at the Dong Ha Marine base for treatment. A Marine spokesman said one helicopter with a crew of four and the wounded aboard was descending through the clouds when it collided with another that was a gun ship escort for the medical evacuation mission. (This refers to an HMM-163 UH-34D and a VMO-6 UN-1E on 11 April.)

The source for this information was 6804pss.avn supplied by Les Hines

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