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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139433
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:20-NOV-1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-3B-1
Owner/operator:161 (R) Flt RAAF
Registration: A1-401
MSN: 3401
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thua Tich -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vung Tau, South Vietnam
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 20 November 1967 Bell 47G-3B-1 A1-401 of 161 (R) Flight RAAF was shot down in Thua Tich area of South Vietnam. The Pilot (Paddy O’Brien) was trapped in the aircraft, he was assisted by his observer (Brian Queen) to vacate the wreckage, and both were rescued by a Bell HU-1H ("Huey") of 9 Sqn RAAF.

No major injuries were sustained by either crew member. Because of the location and accessibility to enemy forces of the crash site, the aircraft was destroyed by an airstrike in situ.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//3a1.shtml
http://www.161recceflt.org.au/UnitAircraft/Sioux/history_of_bell_47.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Oct-2011 14:19 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Feb-2012 02:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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