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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168163
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-395 Super Courier (L-28)
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
Registration: 62-5909
C/n / msn: 549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ban Me Thout, Darlac Province central highlands -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down whilst low flying, during the First American Air Commando helicopter assault of the Vietnam War (top secret operation "Buon Enao Project "), when the Aircraft was hit it went straight up fell off one wing then spiraled to the ground with the engine on fire 'Forward Air Control' (Ravens)

Sources:

1. http://www.glanmore.org/BuonEnao/BuonEnao.html
2. http://home.earthlink.net/~aircommando1/CADown.htm
3. http://www.aircommando.org/sites/journal/air_commando_journal_012012r.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jul-2014 13:46 TB Added
02-Mar-2015 17:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2015 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
24-Dec-2016 17:02 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Dec-2016 17:03 TB Updated [Operator]
27-Jun-2017 15:16 Djohn Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Narrative]

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