ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175431
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Narrative:Written off (destroyed) 6 October 1973: helicopter was returning to Bamberg from Graf and had dropped off a Passenger at Bindlach, Bayreuth in Upper Franconia in Bavaria. It was near sunset and growing foggy when he left; the air search for the missing helicopter was unsuccessful, ground troops found wreckage two days later.
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
|Owner/operator:||2/2 Air Cavalry, US Army|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Bindlach, Bayreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Graf, West Germany|
|Destination airport:||Bamberg, West Germany|
The pilot (sole person aboard) was killed. Contemporary press reports named the sole fatality as Captain Jimmy M. Ford
||Dr. John Smith