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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162842
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:20-OCT-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 66-19503
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ninh Hoa Valley in the Central Highlands in South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dong Ba Tin Airfield, South Vietnam
Destination airport:Ban Me Thout in the Central Highlands
Narrative:
Crashed as a result of severe weather conditions. The entire crew died in the crash.
The five crew members were, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Charles "Pappy" Deitsch, Aircraft Commander; Warrant Officer 1 Hank Knight, pilot; Specialist 5 Charles Meldahl, crew chief; Specialist 5 Jerry Bridges, flight engineer; and Specialist 4 Ronald Stanton, door gunner.
R.I.P.

Sources:

http://arlingtoncemetery.net/chinook-052501.htm


Revision history:

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23-Dec-2013 19:59 gerard57 Added

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