Last Known Activity|
Note From Editor: even though the Last Unit is displayed as being under the 214th Aviation Battalion, by 1970 the 191st AHC had actually been move under command of the 13th Aviation Battalion. CW2 Phillip M. Kemp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Unit: 191 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS
Prior Unit: 175 AHC 69-70
Flight class: 69-45
Short Summary: Main rotor separation outside Rach Gia in Mekong Delta with CW2 John Orricco. Bounty Hunter (guns).
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15219
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Started Tour: 03/04/1970
Note from Editor: Obviously, this was start date with 191st AHC, as he served with 175th AHC starting in 1969. Owing to the graduation date for his Flight School class likely being in Nov. '69, he would have actually began his tour in Dec. '69. CW2 Phillip M. Kemp
married male U.S. citizen
This record was last updated on 06/22/2001
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15219
Incident number: 701102021ACD Accident case number: 701102021
Total loss or fatality Accident
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS128016
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. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
AC CW2 ORRICO JOHN THOMAS KIA
P WO1 CAMPBELL DOUGLAS JOHN KIA
CE SP5 BROWN KENNETH LAVERN KIA
G SP5 MALONEY OSCAR KIA
AT 0650, 2 NOVEMBER 1970, AIRCRAFT UH-1C, SN 66-15219, WITH THE ABOVE CREW TOOK OFF FROM RACH GIA SHORT STRIP HEADING FOR THE RACH SOI AIRFIELD TO REFUEL. AFTER MAKING A RIGHT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC AND LEVELLING OFF AT 500 FEET THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND EXPLODING ON IMPACT. THE TRAIL GUNSHIP WHICH WAS FOLLOWING BEHIND AT THE TIME, CIRCLED THE AREA LOOKING FOR ANY POSSIBLE SURVIVORS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED AND THE CREW LOST.\\
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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