Helicopter OH-6A 67-16446

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000109
Date: 01/06/69
Unit: B/4 AVN 4 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Artillery Adjustment
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0200 feet and 065 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 6 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR, TAIL ROTOR, ELECTRICAL SYS, PERSONNEL
It is unknown or not reported if the self sealing fuel tank developed a leak.
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 90013, CRAFX, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000359
Date: 04/21/69
Unit: B/4 AVN 4 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue of Persons
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0060 feet and 025 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: 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: LNOF, 90457, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000880
Date: 01/24/70
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
(7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000956
Date: 02/19/70
Accident case number: 700219031
Unit: HHT/2/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Unknown S. Vietnam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O2 NICHOLS JN

Accident Summary:

 DUR VR MSN PLT FLEW BETWEEN TWO 30 FT TALL TREES & STRUCK WIRE THAT HAD BEEN STRUNG BETWEEN THEM ICDT DAM TO ONE ROTOR BLADE \

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001267
Date: 06/09/70
Unit: B/2/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: N/R
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, 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 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001267
Date: 06/17/70
Unit: B/2/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0020 feet and 020 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: 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, 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 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001323
Date: 07/30/70
Unit: B/2/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 080 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 Top causing Spalling.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE, COMM SYS
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
PHU BAI recovered the helicopter. Repaired at CAMP EAGLE
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, JSIDR, MISC (Miscellaneous. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001379
Date: 08/31/70
Unit: B/2/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0010 feet and 025 knots.
South Vietnam
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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT, TAIL ROTOR
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Destroyed by friendly forces
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, JSIDR, HUGHS, FM385 (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16446
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 1168.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6811   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6812  41   41 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  68  109 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  82  191 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  67  258 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 101  359 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  81  440 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  32  472 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  27  499 WFJ4T0 HHC 158 AHB      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 124  623 WFJ4T0 HHC 158 AHB      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  56  679 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  43  722 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  34  756 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  37  793 WFJ4T0 H-158 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  87  880 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  76  956 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  47 1003 WFJ6AA 163 GS CO 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  96 1099 WFJ6AA 163 GS CO 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005 100 1199 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  68 1267 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  56 1323 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  56 1379 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     

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