Helicopter OH-6A 67-16356

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16356
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00000848
Date: 01/02/70
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: LDG GEAR, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, HUGHS (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16356
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00000848
Date: 01/21/70
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 8 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, JSIDR (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16356
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002003
Date: 03/17/71
Accident case number: 710317121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/158 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Evans in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 3
costing 109221
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 MACGILLIVARY HR

Passengers:
 , LCO, G; W2 JR BOWEN, PAX, G; O3 CM THILLE, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

 THE PILOT AND THREE PASSENGERS DEPARTED CAMP EVANS, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AT 1000 HOURS, 17 MARCH 1971 ENROUTE TO CAMP EAGLE, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM. ARRIVING AT CAMP EAGLE ONE PASSENGER WAS DROPPED OFF AND AND THE AIRCRAFT PROCEEDED TO DA NANG, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND ARRIVED AT APPROXIMATELY 1200 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED DA NANG, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 HOURS ENROUTE TO CAMP EVANS, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM. AT APPROXIMATELY 1515 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS CRUISING AT 900 TO 1000 FEET AND 85-90 KNOTS WHEN THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED SEVERE YAW TO THE RIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 35 DEGREES. THE PILOT COMPENSATED BY REDUCING THROTTLE AND THE NOSE BEGAN TO COME BACK TO THE LEFT AND THE PILOT THEN ENTERED AUTOROTATION. UPON INITIAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND THE AIRCRAFT WAS MOVING FORWARD AT APPROXIMATELY 10 KNOTS ESTIMATED AIRSPEED. THE AIRCRAFT PROCEEDED APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET SLOWLY VEERING TO THE RIGHT. THE FRONT PORTION OF THE SKID BROKE OFF CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT SKID TO DIG INTO THE GROUND CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO FLIP ON ITS RIGHT SIDE WITH THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT POSITIONED APPROXIMATELY 80 TO THE LEFT OF THE DIRECTION OF INITIAL FLIGHT PATH. AFTER IMPACT, ALL THREE PERSONNEL EXITED THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE LEFT SIDE. IT WAS NOT UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1630 THAT THE PILOT AND PASSENGERS WERE SIGHTED BY A VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE HELICOPTER AND PICKED UP AS THE PILOT HAD NO SURVIVAL RADIO.\\

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16356
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0968.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6809   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6810   1    1 W0MHAA DIR SUP / TRAN   IN MAINT   SHARPE AD        AVCOM       
6811  53   54 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  56  110 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  66  176 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  39  215 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  49  264 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  61  325 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  97  422 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  54  476 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  49  525 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  61  586 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  64  650 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  47  697 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  48  745 WFJ5T0 HHC 159TH 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  47  792 WAB3T0 HC101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  56  848 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  78  926 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  40  966 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  26  992 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005  59 1051 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  89 1140 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  89 1229 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008 152 1381 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009 118 1499 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  63 1562 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  73 1635 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  60 1695 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101 196 1891 WFJ4T0 HHC 158TH AHB    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  53 1944 WFJ4T0 HHC 158TH AHB    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  59 2003 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104   0 2003 W0Y6AA AVSCOM FLT DET   5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AVSCOM        
7105   0 2003 W0MHAA DIR FOR MAINT    6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVSCOM          
7106   0 2003 W0MHAA DIR FOR MAINT    6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVSCOM          
7107   0 2003 W0MHAA LEXINGTON DEPOT  1ST ARMY   LEXINGTON DEPOT  AMC                
7108   0 2003 W0MHAA LEXINGTON DEPOT  1ST ARMY   LEXINGTON DEPOT  AMC                
7109   0 2003 W0MHAA LEXINGTON DEPOT  1ST ARMY   LEXINGTON DEPOT  AMC                
7110   0 2003 W0MHAA LEXINGTON DEPOT  1ST ARMY   LEXINGTON DEPOT  AMC                
7111   0 2003 W0MHAA LEXINGTON DEPOT  1ST ARMY   LEXINGTON DEPOT  AMC                

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