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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56465
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:09-MAY-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
Owner/operator:United States Army 147th ASHC
Registration: 62-02121
C/n / msn: B.037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Vung Tau and Saigon, Republic of South Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vung Tau
Destination airport:Saigon
Narrative:
62-02121, Boeing build number B-037, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 31 October 1963. The administrative strike date was 9 May 1966. 62-02121 accumulated 598.0 aircraft hours.

62-02121 was assigned to the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Hillclimbers" in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) when it was lost due to an accident. On 9 May 1966, 62-02121 crashed between Vung Tau and Saigon. Aircraft lost all control except collective pitch (thrust) in the forward head. The Door Gunner recieved fatal injuries.

Sources:

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/A_Models/62-02121/62-02121.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2010 13:28 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2012 15:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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