65-07999, Boeing build number B-171, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 23 March 1966. 65-07999 accumulated at 2,394.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 65-07999 was assigned to the 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Muleskinners", in the Republic of Vietnam.

   On 10 July 1970, while assigned to the 242nd ASHC, 65-07999 was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) while at a hover (location unknown). The aircraft crashed, rolled over, and burned. There were 7 fatalities and 13 injuries.

   The last known location of 65-07999 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          CW2 Edward Whittle, AC, 1970.


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          This aircraft was crewed by:


          SP5 Larry Spence, FE, 1969 - 1970.


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