66-00105, Boeing build number B-237, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 25 September 1966. The administrative strike date was 19 January 1975. 66-00105 accumulated at least 2,781.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 66-00105 was assigned to the 249th Helicopter Squadron, Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and remained there until it was lost due to enemy action.

   On 19 January 1975, 66-00105 was struck by enemy ground fire, crashed, and burned. Of the 16 soldiers on board, only 5 survived.

   The last known location of 66-00105 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



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