66-19056, Boeing build number B-314, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 15 February 1967. The administrative strike date was 5 December 1974. 66-19056 accumulated at least 3,369.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point in the early 1970s, 66-19056 was transferred to the 237th Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and remained there until it was lost in combat.

   On 5 December 1974, 66-19056 was struck by an infra-red guided, shoulder fired SA-7 heat seeking missile.

   The crew of five and 10 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

   The last known location of 66-19056 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



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