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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176608
Last updated: 16 June 2019
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Date:18-FEB-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1C Iroquois
Owner/operator:HHC/145th Combat Aviation Battalion (CAB)
Registration: #64-14188
C/n / msn: 1312
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, near Saigon -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tan Son Nhut
Destination airport:Bien Hoa
Narrative:
Before dawn, the A/C departed Tan Son Nhut on a routine administrative flight to Bien Hoa. The Pilot had issued a directive prohibiting "tree-hopping," it was reported that the unarmed slick flew precariously fast and low.

Thirty minutes later, the A/C crashed, while in low-level flight, and was cut in two when it hit high-tension wires (Coordinates XT950020). 2 PAX were nurses of 3rd. Field Hospital in Saigon: 2nd Lt. Carol Drazba and 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Jones

Sources:

http://www.tsna.org/documents/82.pdf
http://thewall-usa.com/women.asp
http://thewall-usa.com/search.asp
http://www.armyaircrews.com/huey_nam_66.html
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/34543/
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1024&bih=691&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=5EMFXY7ZFe-TlwTusJCwCQ&q=1966+helicopter+crash+near+saigon&oq=1966+helicopter+crash+near+saigon&gs_l=img.12...0.0..14309...0.0..0.0.0.......0......gws-wiz-img.1ENpsNYWO1k#imgrc=XZHC_rjJHyw5iM:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/amsmithj.htm


Images:


1966 Press Photo American helicopter burns in rice paddy after crash near Saigon. Source: Historic Images

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2015 08:15 gerard57 Added
15-Jun-2019 07:54 jsm Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
15-Jun-2019 19:22 jsm Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2019 12:08 jsm Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]

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