64-13153, Boeing build number B-125, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 15 September 1965. The administrative strike date was 25 June 1967. 64-13153 accumulated 1,086.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 64-13153 was assigned to 178th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Boxcars", in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), and remained there until it was lost due to an accident on 25 June 1967.

   While in flight, a fire broke out in the aft pylon. There were 60 mm mortar rounds loaded internal. The Flight Engineer (FE) could not get forward of the load. The crew called mayday and another Boxcar aircraft followed them down. The chase crew stated that the FE jumped from the ramp at 50 feet above ground level (AGL) and 50 knots forward airspeed, landed on his head, got up and assisted the rest of the crew out of the crashed aircraft. The aircraft was later destroyed by artillery to prevent possible capture of load.

   The last known location of 64-13153 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Crashed, then destroyed.



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