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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144888
Last updated: 25 September 2017
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Date:29-JAN-1966
Time:
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
C/n / msn: B-067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:approximately 5 miles North of Phu Cat -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Phu Cat, Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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

Sources:

http://www.armyaircrews.com/chinook_nam.html
http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/A_Models/63-07913/63-07913.html
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1963.html
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,105115,00.html?Page=2


Revision history:

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

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