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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16550
The Army purchased this helicopter 1269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000557
Incident number: 70072020.KIA
Unit: A/101 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Command and Control
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL, DRIVESHAFT
Casualties = 01 KIA, 02 INJ . .
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: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CALTR, CASRP, CRAFX, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P CPT AYERS DAVID WILLIAM KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98
The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: CPT David William Ayers
The following is Goldbook
information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16550
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 1269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY 6912 0 0 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO VIETNAM RVN 7001 28 28 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN 7002 65 93 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN 7003 69 162 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN 7004 124 286 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN 7005 152 438 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN 7006 119 557 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB VIETNAM RVN
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