CH-47A 65-08001 at the crash site near Yakima, Washington.

             CH-47A 65-08001 at the crash site near Yakima, Washington. Click-N-Go Here to view a larger version of this image.



             65-08001, Boeing build number B-173, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 March 1966. The administrative strike date was 20 August 1979. 65-08001 accumulated at least 3,341.0 aircraft hours.

   On an unknown start date, 65-08001 was assigned to the 190th Aviation Company.

   On 20 August 1979, while assigned to the 190th Aviation Company, 65-08001 was lost due to an accident near Yakima, Washington.

   The crew was performing a takeoff in support of Brave Shield XX. The takeoff was being conducted from a tactical field site during the hours of darkness with ground fog in the local area. Almost immediately after takeoff was initiated, the aircraft impacted on the 7 degree slope in its takeoff path resulting in total loss of the aircraft and three fatalities. The fatally injured personnel were recovered by surface transportation to the firing center. The surviving crew member was evacuated by helicopter ambulance to the hospital and subsequently to the military hospital.

   The last known location of 65-08001 was near Yakima, Washington.

   Aircraft status: Crashed.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          Your Name Here.



          This aircraft was crewed by:


          SP4 James Cleveland, FE, 1966 - 1967.


          Your Name Here.



          The CH-47 - 40 years old and still circling the world.


          Comments or Questions ? Email the Webmaster. Email the Webmaster.