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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144887
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:18-NOV-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
Owner/operator:C Company, 228th ASHB, US Army
Registration: 63-07910
C/n / msn: B-064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Classified Location (Not Disclosed), Republic of South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
63-07910, Boeing build number B-064, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 July 1964. The administrative strike date was 18 November 1966. 63-07910 accumulated 536.0 aircraft hours.

On 18 November 1966, 63-07910 was lost due to an accident while assigned to C Company - "Crimson Tide", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB) in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN).

The aircraft suffered a mechanical failure and broke up in flight. The aircraft disintegrated in flight due to the loss of a bolt that attaches aft speed trim actuator to swashplate assembly. All five personnel on board suffered fatal injuries. By name they were:

CW2 Billy J. Waymire [P]
CW2 James W. Leach [CP]
PFC Michael G. Isely [CE]
SP4 Carl Brown [G]
SP5 Raymond E. Smoot [G]

Sources:

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/A_Models/63-07910/63-07910.html
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1963.html
http://www.armyaircrews.com/chinook_nam.html
http://www.flyarmy.org/incident/H225ACD.HTM


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2012 18:04 Dr. John Smith Added

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