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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76001
Last updated: 17 July 2020
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Date:31-OCT-1972
Time:app. 1500 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47C Chinook
Owner/operator:United States Army
Registration: 69-17119
C/n / msn: B.634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near My Tho -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vung Tau Army Airfield
Destination airport:Can Tho Army Airfield
Narrative:
I was the OIC at the crash site of Ch-47C 69-17119. The aircraft was on return flight from Saigon via. Vung Tau to pick up soldiers on in-country R&R. Several soldiers from Mi Tho asked for a ride home and since Mi Tho was on the way to Can Tho, the pilot agreed to drop them off at Me Tho. There were 12 troops left on the aircraft when they departed Mi Tho for Can Tho. A few miles west of Me Tho, on climb out to a safe altitude, the aircraft was shot down by a Russian made SA-7 heat seeking missile. The aircraft crashed and burned - there were no survivors. The names of the deceased are listed on armyaircress.com.

Sources:

usafserials
scramble.nl
wikipedia.org
- JF Baugher
http://www.armyaircrews.com/chinook_nam.html - Lester Scates



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2010 11:15 TB Added
30-Aug-2012 10:45 Uli Elch Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2019 08:39 Lester Scates Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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