Helicopter or incident 55-04212


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Date: 621025
Accident case number: 05370 Forced Landing without damage Accident
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0100 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, ELECTRICAL SYS
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Aircraft repaired after needed tool, parts or personnel brought in
costing 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CH21P, 00049 ()

Crew Members:
P O2 TM LANG


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Date: 630301
Accident case number: 05958 Forced Landing without damage Accident
Unit: 118 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 DR OLSEN


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Date: 630409
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0300 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CH21P, 00132 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Date: 630830
Incident number: 06868ACD Accident case number: 06868 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . . Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Additional crash damage
costing 250540
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, CH21P, 00316 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT WENZEL JAMES EDWARD KIA
AC 1LT LANG TIMOTHY MICHAEL KIA
CE E3 JA MARTINO
G E4 J PARHAM

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: 1LT Timothy Michael Lang
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/63 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.1
Date of Birth: 08/01/37
Home City: Spokane, WA
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 61-10
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-027
Short Summary: Also killed was CPT James Wenzel. Crew members PFC Martino and SP4 Parham survived.
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Service number: O5705019
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/94


Name: CPT James Edward Wenzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/63 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.2
Date of Birth: 06/12/31
Home City: East Chicago, IN
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-027
Short Summary: Also killed was 1LT Lang. Crew members Martino and Parham survived.
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Service number: O4040740
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/94


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