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Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
Owner/operator:B Company 228th ASHB, US Army
Registration: 63-07913
MSN: B-067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:approximately 5 miles North of Phu Cat -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Phu Cat, Vietnam
Destination airport:
63-07913, Boeing build number B-067, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 August 1964. The administrative strike date was 29 January 1966. 63-07913 accumulated 133.0 aircraft hours.

At some point, presumably in 1965, 63-07913 was assigned to B Company - "Longhorns", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB), in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN).

On 29 January 1966, 63-07913 was lost due to an accident. The forward transmission froze inflight about 5 miles north of Phu Cat while transporting a slingload of JP-4 and the aircraft crashed inverted. The entire crew of five perished in the crash:

CW2 Frank Roop [AC]
CPT William R. Hardin [P]
SP5 Claude T. Turner [FE]
SP6 Charles J. Bair [CE]
SP4 Richard E. Arnold [G


Revision history:

08-Apr-2012 18:16 Dr. John Smith Added

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