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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 68-16284

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Sep 1969
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1969 To Feb 1970
Flight Hours: Beginning 0 / Ending 451 -> Hours Flown: 451

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 12 Oct 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 59
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Ferry
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and 110 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 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 Right Side
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: BDART, 00158 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report.)

Date: 14 Nov 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 172
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Troop Insertation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0015 feet and 040 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 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: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, DRIVESHAFT
The helicopter Continued Flight. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Ultimate forced landing
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 00206 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report.)

Date: 07 Mar 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 451
Incident number: 70030777.KIA
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BS473614
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 JAMES PAUL JOSEPH KIA
AC WO1 LANE STEPHEN LESLIE KIA

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
69-09INTRANSITIN TRANSITAVCOMCTR
69-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
70-0171 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN