66-19065

 

 

             66-19065, Boeing build number B-323, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 3 March 1967. The administrative strike date was 13 June 1973. 66-19065 accumulated at least 2,817.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point in the early 1970s, 66-19065 was transferred to the 237th Helicopter Squadron, Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and remained there until it was lost in combat.

   On 13 June 1973, 66-19065 received heavy enemy ground fire while on departure from a landing zone (LZ). After approximately 1 miles of flight, the aircraft nosed up, rolled right, and impacted the ground inverted. A post-crash fire consumed the airframe.

   The crew of five and the two passengers aboard were fatalities.

   The last known location of 66-19065 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.

 

 

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