my dad was at fort knox kentucky around 66 67 . he tells me of a 2 or 4 helicopter crash in a power demonstration that he seen. is there some where out there i could find more info on this . thank you very much.. my dad had origonal news paper printing of this but lost it . i have looked everywhere and cant find any info on this
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2006 22:11:59 GMT -6 by ozzymary
There was a mid-air collision of two Hueys on 28 MAY 67 at Ft. Knox while demonstrating for West Point cadets that killed 9 and injured 10. Go to www.armyaircrews.com/huey.html and scroll down to that date.
If you want a news article, let me know and I'll see what I can find.
Here's what I found on several different websites about the stats:
A total of 4,869 helicopters were lost by US forces in Vietnam. The US Army's Hueys took the biggest part of these losses, a total of 2,591. Interestingly, only 1,211 Hueys were lost in combat, while 1,380 were lost in operational accidents.