Accident Bell OH-58A Kiowa 68-16785,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76836
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Date:Friday 27 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:520th TC Battallion, US Army
Registration: 68-16785
MSN: 40110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Quang Tri Province -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Phu Loi, Vietnam
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Destroyed in combat 27 March 1970: Aero-scout mission with an artillery spotter. Hit by .51 calibre bullet pulling out from a BDA - one of the first OH-58A losses of the war. The two crew were killed (KIA): Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Died through hostile action .. air crash on land".

Contemporary press reports named the two fatalities as WO1 Ralph R. Quick Jr [Pilot] and Lt/Col Joseph Benoski Jr [Obersever]


7. Jefferson City Post-Tribune from Jefferson City, Missouri · Page 3 at

Revision history:

07-Sep-2010 14:30 ASN Archive
17-Apr-2015 20:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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