A Boeing Evaluation Team Member, name unknown, looks at CH-47A Chinook helicopter 66-19082 at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, approximately 1996.



             66-19082, Boeing build number B-340, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 10 April 1967. The administrative strike date was 8 May 1976. 66-19082 accumulated at least 1,933.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, in approximately November 1972, 66-19082 was transferred to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).

   In approximately 1975, near the end of the United States involvement in the Vietnam Conflict, 66-19082 was captured by North Vietnamese forces.

   In approximately 1996, 66-19082 was rediscovered resting at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, near Saigon, in Vietnam.

   A Boeing team conducted an evaluation of the airframe, along with another unidentified CH-47A, for possible inclusion into a rebuild program, but found the aircraft too far corroded to be useful.

   As of 1996, the last known location of 66-19082 was at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, near Saigon, Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Not flyable.



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