Helicopter UH-1C 66-15132

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15132
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001159
Date: 01/25/70
Incident number: 70012525.KIA
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE, ARMAMENT
Casualties = 01 KIA, 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Unknown
BIEN HOA recovered the helicopter. Repaired at BIEN HOA
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 00641, CASRP, FM385, JSIDR (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Crew Members:
CE SP5 HECK RONALD DAVID KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP5 Ronald David Heck
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/25/70 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 07/02/48
Home City: Grenloch, NJ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-065
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15132
SSN: 136422293
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: connected with a booby trap
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 10/27/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15132
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705   0    0 1647   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6706   6    6 1776   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  20   26 1776   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  42   68 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709   3   71 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   0   71 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711   0   71 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  19   90 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  74  164 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  63  227 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  49  276 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804   0  276 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805   0  276 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806   0  276 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  44  320 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  95  415 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  73  488 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  98  586 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811 102  688 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  84  772 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  26  798 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  82  880 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0  880 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6904   0  880 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6905   0  880 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0  880 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6907   0  880 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6908   0  880 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6909   0  880 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6910   0  886 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6911  35  921 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912 121 1042 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001 117 1159 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  12 1171 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003   6 1177 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004   0 1177 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7006   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7007   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7008   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7009   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7010   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7011   0 1177 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7012   0 1177 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7101   0 1177                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 1177                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 1177 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7104   0 1177 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7105  31 1208 WAJZFF 4 INF DIV MECH   6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7106   0 1208 WAJZFF DIR DIST  TRANS  IN MAINT   ATLANTA AD       AVSCOM
7107   9 1217 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7108  48 1265 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7109  86 1351 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7110  14 1365 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7111  51 1416 WAJZFF IN SCREENING     IN STORAGE DAVIS MONTHAN    AVSCOM
7112  15 1431 WAJZFF IN SCREENING     IN STORAGE DAVIS MONTHAN    AVSCOM
7201  14 1445 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7202  21 1466 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7203   0 1466 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7204  21 1487 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7205  16 1503 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7206   2 1505 WAJZFF 4TH INF DIV MEC  6TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      6TH ARMY
7207  17 1522 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7208  52 1574 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7209   1 1575 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7210   7 1582 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7211  12 1594 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7212   0 1594 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7301   6 1600 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7302  15 1615 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7303   3 1618 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7304   8 1626 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7305  16 1642 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7306   7 1649 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7307  17 1666 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7308  24 1690 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7309   0 1690 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7310   8 1698 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7311   5 1703 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7312   0 1703 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7401   2 1705 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402  13 1718 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403   9 1727 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404   4 1731 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405   5 1736 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409   8 1769 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410  19 1788 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411   3 1791 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412   2 1793 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   0 1793 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502   5 1798 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503  16 1814 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504  14 1828 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505   4 1832 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506  19 1851 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507   0 1851 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7508   0 1851 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509  18 1869 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  16 1885 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511   2 1887 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   2 1889 WPU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI



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