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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175415
Last updated: 9 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:2 Division, 1st Air Cavalry, US Army
Registration: 70-15064
MSN: 40615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Hood, near Anderson Mountain, Copperas Cove, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Hood, Texas
Destination airport:
Written off (destroyed) 24 April 1973: Mid-air collision with a Bell UH-1H Huey over Fort Hood near Anderson Mountain, Copperas Cove, Texas, during Operation Gallant Hand '73 caused by a blinding rainstorm. All three crew on board the OH-58 Kiowa were killed, as were five of the seven crew of the UH-1H.

The three crew of the OH-58A that were killed were WO1 Joseph A. Nosky [Pilot], WO1 William A. Shonk [CP], and SP4 John M. Holmes Jr [CE]



Revision history:

15-Apr-2015 15:21 Dr. John Smith Added

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