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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76826
Last updated: 2 July 2015
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Date:24-AUG-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Owner/operator:190th AHC, 1st Avn Brigade, US Army
Registration: 68-16914
C/n / msn: 40228
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bien Hoa City, Đồng Nai Province, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in combat 24 August 1970: shot down while on a recon mission in the Bien Hoa area, Đồng Nai Province, North Vietnam. While in Operations Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and 020 knots. Hit by Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62mm). Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.

Although the OH-58A Kiowa was hit in the cockpit area, crashed, and burned, and the pilot was killed, two others aboard survived with injuries. Contemporary press reports named the sole KIA fatality as WO1 Patrick G. Fitzsimmons [Pilot]

Sources:
1. http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa_nam.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1968.html
3. https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=48378
4. http://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/70082424KIA.HTM
5. http://vietnam-casualties.mooseroots.com/l/43991/Patrick-G-Fitzsimmons
6. http://www.vhpa.org/KIA/K10666.HTM


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
17-Apr-2015 22:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 22:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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