63-07910, Boeing build number B-064, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 July 1964. The administrative strike date was 18 November 1966. 63-07910 accumulated 536.0 aircraft hours.

   On 18 November 1966, 63-07910 was lost due to an accident while assigned to C Company - "Crimson Tide", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB) in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN).

   The aircraft suffered a mechanical failure and broke up in flight. The aircraft disintegrated in flight due to the loss of a bolt that attaches aft speed trim actuator to swashplate assembly. All five personnel on board suffered fatal injuries.

   The last known location of 63-07910 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Crashed.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          CW2 Billy Joe Waymire, Aircraft Commander, 1966 (KIA)


          CW2 James Willis Leach, Pilot, 1966 (KIA)


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          This aircraft was crewed by:


          SP5 Raymond Eugene Smoot, Flight Engineer, 1966 (KIA)


          PFC Michael Gene Isely, Crew Chief, 1966 (KIA)


          SP4 Carl Brown, Door Gunner, 1966 (KIA)


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