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Narrative:63-07913, Boeing build number B-067, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 August 1964. The administrative strike date was 29 January 1966. 63-07913 accumulated 133.0 aircraft hours.
Boeing CH-47A Chinook
|Operator:||B Company 228th ASHB, US Army|
|C/n / msn:|| B-067|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||approximately 5 miles North of Phu Cat -
|Departure airport:||Phu Cat, Vietnam|
At some point, presumably in 1965, 63-07913 was assigned to B Company - "Longhorns", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB), in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN).
On 29 January 1966, 63-07913 was lost due to an accident. The forward transmission froze inflight about 5 miles north of Phu Cat while transporting a slingload of JP-4 and the aircraft crashed inverted. The entire crew of five perished in the crash:
CW2 Frank Roop [AC]
CPT William R. Hardin [P]
SP5 Claude T. Turner [FE]
SP6 Charles J. Bair [CE]
SP4 Richard E. Arnold [G
||Dr. John Smith
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