66-19059, Boeing build number B-317, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 22 February 1967. The administrative strike date was 24 June 1970. 66-19059 accumulated 2,052.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 66-19059 was assigned to C Company - "Crimson Tide", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB) - "Winged Warriors", 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), where it remained until it was lost due to enemy action on 24 June 1970.

   66-19059 received enemy fire in the auxiliary power unit area. A fire broke out and the crew landed. The aircraft was subsequently consumed by fire. There were no casualties reported.

   The last known location of 66-19059 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



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