Helicopter OH-6A 68-17194

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17194
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000637
Date: 04/24/70
Incident number: 70042424.KIA
Unit: B/4 AVN 4 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0200 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 15 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, ENGINE, COMM SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 01 WIA, 01 KIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
AN KHE recovered the helicopter.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CASRP (Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:
OB SP4 MCCONNAGHY WILLIAM P KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 William P. Mc Connaghy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/24/70 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 11/04/49
Home City: Sepulveda, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-047
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17194
SSN: 557843559
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 07/25/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17194
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00001063
Date: 04/17/72
Unit: D/1/1 CAV
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17194
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 0569.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6905   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6906   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6907  18   18 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  85  103 WAJ1B0 CO B 4 AVN BN    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  88  191 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  91  282 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  52  334 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  71  405 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  76  481 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  44  525 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  41  566 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  71  637 WAJ1B0 B-4 AVN BN 4INF  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0  637 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006   0  637 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM           
7007   0  637 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM           
7008   0  637 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM           
7009   0  637 W0ZGAA HUGHES ACFT      BAILMENT   CULVER CITY      AVCOM         
7010   0  637 W0ZGAA HUGHES ACFT      BAILMENT   CULVER CITY      AVCOM         
7011   0  637 W0ZGAA HUGHES ACFT      BAILMENT   CULVER CITY      AVCOM         
7012   1  638 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM           
7101   0  638 W0MHAA DIR DIST  TRANS  IN MAINT   SHARPE AD        AVSCOM        
7102   0  638 W0MHAA DIR FOR MAINT    6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVSCOM         
7103   0  638 W0MHAA DIR FOR MAINT    6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVSCOM         
7104   0  638 W0MHAA DIR FOR MAINT    6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVSCOM         
7105   9  647 WGLEB0 B 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  40  687 WGLEB0 B 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  56  743 WGLEB0 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  43  786 WGLEB0 B 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  38  824 WGLEB0 B 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  12  836 WGLEB0 B 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111 104  940 WGLEB0 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  43  983 WGLEB0 ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7201  20 1003 WACYD0 1 1 CAV D TRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  35 1038 WACYD0 1 1 CAV D TRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203  25 1063 WACYD0 1 1 CAV D TRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7204   0 1063 WACYD0 1 1 CAV D TRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     


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