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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175480
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1980
Time:18:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:'A' Company, 227th Aviation Batallion, US Army
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Engineer Lake, Fort Hood, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Hood, Texas
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written of (destroyed) 22 January 1980: crashed at approx 18:45 near Engineer Lake on Fort Hood after departing field site in marginal weather while in support of a III Corps field training exercise. The OH-58 Kiowa went IIMC and pilot lost visual reference, lost control and dove straight into ground.

All three crew on board were killed: contemporary press reports as: WO1 Lawrence W. Tuttle [Pilot], 1st Lt Brett Lassiter, and Major Francis B. Galligan Jr

Sources:

1. http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa.html
2. https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=55219317
3. http://www.armyaircrews.com/images/footage/012280_oh58.jpg
4. http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Article/26344/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Apr-2015 15:15 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Feb-2017 07:33 kensor451 Updated [Operator]

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