Nov 162011

Michael Steven Lane

Birth:  Aug. 7, 1943 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Death:  Feb. 5, 1968 Kontum, Vietnam.

1st Lt. Michael S Lane was 24 years old and was married. It was reported that Michael died when his helicopter crashed into the land. His body was recovered.

Michael Lane served with Company A, 227th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division.  He was the pilot of a UH-1H helicopter that crashed into a revetment and burned while taking off in IFR conditions from LZ English. (IFR conditions is the term applied to weather which restricts an aircraft to operating with reference to its instruments rather than navigating visually using references outside. A low cloud ceiling and/or restricted visibility due to fog or haze will always be a factor that triggers these conditions.)

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)
Michael Steven Lane

  One Response to “LANE, Michael Steven”

  1. Mickey was a boyhood neighbor on Arrowood Road in S. Charlotte. He was a few years older than me but an easy-going and friendly boy. My family was saddened by his death. It is nice to know the details of his death and final resting place. RIP Mickey.

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