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boeing-vertol CH-46D


c/n 2306


This model is a version of 107M H-46 Sea Knight

1967 to 1970



   

   


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ID
    usa 153955
    US Marine Corps
BV-107M, c/n 2306, ff?
accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153955 22Jun67
xfer NARF North Island 21Jul67
xfer HMM-364, YK-12, 25Sep67
xfer HMM-262 15Jun69
xfer HMM-364, YK-16, 'Phoenix III', crashed & burned during landing on hilltop, RVN, w/o 25Aug70, no fatalities.
    usa 153955
    US Marine Corps
27jul68 /YK-16 crashed near the DMZ in Vietnam

notes Skip Curtis personal account:

On July 27, 1968 /YK-16 flying with Captain Michael Phillips crashed near the DMZ in Vietnam after losing the number one engine due to battle damage. Left stub wing separated from the aircraft all blades and drive train damaged in descent through trees. No fire, no fatalities.

I recall seeing the aircraft in a hangar at PhuBai after it was extracted from the landing zone. It was very "wrinkled", but we were pretty short of airframes and it may have been repaired.

I left the area a month later to go aboard the USS TRIPOLI and I'm unaware of the aircraft status after that.



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