ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175415
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Narrative:Written off (destroyed) 24 April 1973: Mid-air collision with a Bell UH-1H Huey over Fort Hood near Anderson Mountain, Copperas Cove, Texas, during Operation Gallant Hand '73 caused by a blinding rainstorm. All three crew on board the OH-58 Kiowa were killed, as were five of the seven crew of the UH-1H.
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
|Owner/operator:||2 Division, 1st Air Cavalry, US Army|
|C/n / msn:|| 40615|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Fort Hood, near Anderson Mountain, Copperas Cove, Texas -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Fort Hood, Texas|
The three crew of the OH-58A that were killed were WO1 Joseph A. Nosky [Pilot], WO1 William A. Shonk [CP], and SP4 John M. Holmes Jr [CE]
||Dr. John Smith