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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144902
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:26-FEB-1969
Time:04:25 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
Owner/operator:242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company US Army
Registration: 64-13106
C/n / msn: B-078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cu Chi Base Camp, South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chu Chi Base Camp
Destination airport:
Narrative:
64-13106, Boeing build number B-078, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 22 December 1964. The administrative strike date was 26 February 1969. 64-13106 accumulated at least 3,457.0 aircraft hours.

At some point, 64-13106 was assigned to the 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Muleskinners", located at at Cu Chi Base Camp in the Republic of Vietnam, where it remained until it was lost due to enemy action.

On 26 February 1969, enemy forces from North Vietnam infiltrated the company area and destroyed 64-13106, along with 8 additional CH-47A helicopters, with satchel charges. Another 3 airframes received major damage and 2 airframes had minor damage.

The nine Chinooks destroyed were 64-13106, 64-13146, 65-08024, 66-19012, 66-19013, 66-19014, 66-19015, 66-19016, and 66-19022. After a few parts were salvaged, the remains were buried by bulldozers

Sources:

http://www.vhpa.org/stories/sapper.pdf
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1964.html
http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/A_Models/64-13106/64-13106.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLF_and_PAVN_battle_tactics

http://www.242ashc.org/vhpa.mpg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2012 18:57 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Aug-2012 04:14 Uli Elch Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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