Helicopter UH-1D 66-16468

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16468
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000159
Date: 01/30/68
Unit: 92 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: CP024511
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

War Story:
Destroyed by sapper attack at Dong Ba Thin. Enemy sappers infiltrated through the ROK sector of the heliport perimeter; 9 satchel charges were detonated, causing extensive damage to several unit helicopters. six of the nine charges were placed in or beneath the 92nd's Hueys; the remainder were placed beneath float helicopters assigned to the 608th Transportation Helicopter Maintenance company. Four charges were later found that failed too detonate. There were no friendly or enemy casualties during the incident. The sappers successfully infiltrated, placed their charges, and escaped without being sighted. Damage to the unit aircraft was two totally destroyed, three strike damage, and one with minor damage. from Pete Harlem, 1989


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16468
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 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6706  20   20 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707   5   25 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708   0   25 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  20   45 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0   45 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   4   49 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  57  106 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  53  159 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN



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