66-00092, Boeing build number B-224, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 20 August 1966. The administrative strike date was 8 May 1976. 66-00092 accumulated at least 2,250.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 66-00092 was assigned to the unit that would eventually become C Company - "Flippers", 159th Aviation Regiment, located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. C Company was the former 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC). The 196th ASHC was re-designated A Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment in approximately 1988. In September 1996, 2nd Battalion was deactivated and the unit was redesignated A Company, 159th Aviation Regiment and became directly subordinate to the 18th Aviation Brigade. In approximately November 1996, the unit was redesignated as C Company, 159th Aviation Regiment. As of 22 March 2001, the 18th Aviation Brigade was located at Simmons Army Airfield and was subordinate to the 18th Airborne Corps. The 18th Airborne Corps was subordinate to Forces Command (FORSCOM), which was a major command (MACOM) of 2nd Army.

   66-00092 was assigned to the 196th ASHC when that unit deployed to the Republic of Vietnam.

   On or about September 1972, 66-00092 was transferred to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and was captured by North Vietnamese Forces at the close of hostilities.

   The last known location of 66-00092 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Unknown.



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