AIRCRAFT INCIDENTS & ACCIDENTS


INCIDENTS AND STATISTICS
117TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER CO


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117 AHC

(UIC Code = WAX8AA)


 

List of ALL Helicopters used in Vietnam


 Click on the Helicopter number to find statistics or scroll beyond the numbers to find them already open.

This listing also includes aircraft that were assigned to the 117th Toros , that was in Korea and they did not serve with the 117th while in Vietnam. If you see a -K after the model number it was in Korea.

The 117th while in Vietnam did not have any cobras assigned to it. 

Begin Finish Total Purch. in in Hours Tail Date Unit Begin Unit Finish in Model Number MMYY YYMM Hours YYMM Hours Unit ------ -------- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ----- UH-1B

63-08610

0464 6610 1340 6611 1413 73 UH-1B

63-08612

0464 6610 1236 6611 1345 109 UH-1B

63-08613

0464 6610 1304 6611 1386 82 UH-1B

63-08615

0464 6610 1241 6611 1349 108 UH-1B

63-08616

0464 6610 1210 6611 1247 37 UH-1B

63-08663

0764 6610 1108 6612 1166 58 UH-1B

63-08666

0764 6610 868 6702 1100 232 UH-1D

63-08778

0564 6712 2069 6805 2362 293 UH-1D-K

63-08836

0864 7212 2459 7306 2559 100 UH-1H

63-08838

0964 7201 3387 7202 3572 185 UH-1B

63-12929

1164 6610 982 6702 1179 197 UH-1D

63-12989

1164 6712 1568 6803 1822 254 UH-1D

64-13535

0165 6708 1309 6710 1570 261 UH-1D

64-13551

0265 6610 1128 6702 1412 284 UH-1D

64-13553

0265 6610 906 6710 2137 1231 UH-1D

64-13562

0265 6806 1463 6808 1817 354 UH-1D

64-13566

0265 6610 1215 6707 2038 823 UH-1D

64-13571

0365 6610 1157 6611 1157 0 UH-1D

64-13573

0365 6712 1634 6803 1810 176 UH-1D

64-13583

0365 6610 1091 6711 2268 1177 UH-1D

64-13665

0665 6610 830 6801 2127 1297 UH-1D

64-13672

0665 6610 864 6709 2025 1161 UH-1D

64-13680

0665 6610 767 6804 2266 1499 UH-1D

64-13689

0665 6610 865 6705 1565 700 UH-1D

64-13718

0765 6610 724 6712 2125 1401 UH-1D

64-13789

0965 6610 714 6804 2332 1618 UH-1D

64-13797

0965 6801 2130 6806 2185 55 UH-1D

64-13825

1065 6805 1536 6810 2007 471 UH-1C

64-14130

1065 6803 526 6810 946 420 UH-1C

64-14155

1165 6805 666 6808 959 293 UH-1C

64-14190

1265 7002 1679 7006 1995 316 UH-1C

65-09424

0166 6710 533 6803 778 245 UH-1C

65-09431

0166 6801 973 6804 1022 49 UH-1C

65-09437

0166 6801 937 6803 1143 206 UH-1C

65-09438

0166 6805 1054 6902 1605 551 UH-1C

65-09452

0266 6908 2031 7005 2812 781 UH-1M

65-09458

0266 7008 970 7109 1715 745 UH-1C

65-09488

0366 6901 1339 7007 2694 1355 UH-1M

65-09510

0466 7201 2779 7202 2811 32 UH-1C

65-09511

0466 6806 619 6808 923 304 UH-1C

65-09527

0466 6803 709 6810 1187 478 UH-1C

65-09531

0466 6909 1345 7101 2415 1070 UH-1M

65-09554

0566 7012 1583 7111 2248 665 UH-1C

65-09563

0566 6712 371 6804 497 126 UH-1D

65-09568

1265 6712 877 6801 946 69 UH-1D

65-09571

1265 6610 500 6703 1040 540 UH-1D

65-09618

0166 6610 503 6802 2138 1635 UH-1D-K

65-09637

0166 7212 2586 7401 2989 403 UH-1H-K

65-09663

0266 7212 2535 7512 3446 911 UH-1D

65-09671

0266 6711 1175 6807 1774 599 UH-1H

65-09679

0266 6809 1261 6909 2355 1094 UH-1D

65-09684

0266 6802 1456 6902 1829 373 UH-1D

65-09710

0366 6806 1644 6809 1963 319 UH-1D

65-09731

0366 6805 1780 6809 2187 407 UH-1D-K

65-09795

0466 7212 3022 7404 3476 454 UH-1D

65-09834

0466 6610 196 6807 2156 1960 UH-1D

65-09847

0566 6708 470 6807 1478 1008 UH-1D

65-09870

0566 6610 214 6611 401 187 UH-1D

65-09881

0566 6610 189 6611 275 86 UH-1D

65-09883

0566 6610 179 6708 1338 1159 UH-1D

65-09884

0566 6610 200 6702 695 495 UH-1D

65-09886

0566 6610 156 6611 361 205 UH-1D

65-09887

0566 6610 256 6611 349 93 UH-1H-K

65-09909

0566 7212 3380 7405 3946 566 UH-1D

65-10074

0866 6708 593 6809 2070 1477 UH-1H-K

65-10092

0866 7404 488 7512 1240 752 UH-1D

65-10135

0866 6707 890 6807 2123 1233 UH-1D-K

65-12858

0966 7302 2597 7404 2966 369 UH-1D

65-12877

0966 6612 0 6802 1617 1617 UH-1C

66-00506

0666 6711 1083 6712 1149 66 UH-1C

66-00524

0766 6912 1269 7102 2135 866 UH-1M

66-00531

0766 7105 1967 7202 2472 505 UH-1C

66-00584

0966 6611 0 6710 632 632 UH-1C

66-00585

0966 6611 0 6711 746 746 UH-1C

66-00586

0966 6612 2 6708 512 510 UH-1C

66-00587

0966 6701 2 6810 1057 1055 UH-1M

66-00588

0966 7103 2122 7202 2642 520 UH-1C

66-00589

0966 6902 1241 7003 2232 991 UH-1C

66-00592

0966 6611 1 6801 797 796 UH-1C

66-00593

0966 6611 0 6707 372 372 UH-1C

66-00598

0966 6611 0 6707 386 386 UH-1M

66-00618

1066 7201 2730 7202 2810 80 UH-1C

66-00663

1166 6701 0 6901 1238 1238 UH-1M

66-00667

1166 7011 2639 7202 3602 963 UH-1C

66-00684

1166 6710 314 6710 346 32 UH-1C

66-00743

0167 6805 545 7012 2026 1481 UH-1D

66-00747

0966 6708 525 6810 1912 1387 UH-1H-K

66-00761

0966 7405 2706 7512 3470 764 UH-1D

66-00794

1066 6612 0 6806 1995 1995 UH-1D

66-00796

1066 6612 0 6811 2151 2151 UH-1D

66-00800

1066 6707 747 6711 1303 556 UH-1D

66-00802

1066 6612 0 6802 1526 1526 UH-1H

66-00835

1066 7212 3071 7503 3913 842 UH-1D

66-00869

1066 6701 0 6711 1274 1274 UH-1D-K

66-00882

1166 7212 3279 7305 3482 203 UH-1D

66-00898

1166 6701 0 6711 1174 1174 UH-1H-K

66-00901

1166 7307 2657 7511 3781 1124 UH-1H

66-00923

1166 6812 332 6903 814 482 UH-1H-K

66-00926

1166 7212 2945 7405 3491 546 UH-1D-K

66-00930

1166 7212 3301 7301 3301 0 UH-1D-K

66-00992

1266 7303 2253 7311 2363 110 UH-1H

66-01079

1266 6910 1092 7109 3058 1966 UH-1D

66-01091

0167 6705 8 6705 128 120 UH-1H-K

66-01139

0167 7212 2829 7401 3151 322 UH-1D

66-01156

0167 6711 590 6902 2119 1529 UH-1M

66-15011

0267 7201 2538 7202 2626 88 UH-1C

66-15032

0267 6809 678 6908 1311 633 UH-1M

66-15056

0367 6809 713 7202 1850 1137 UH-1M

66-15062

0367 7008 1484 7202 2605 1121 UH-1M

66-15066

0367 7201 2285 7202 2356 71 UH-1C

66-15102

0467 6811 811 6912 1807 996 UH-1C

66-15179

0767 7007 1068 7007 1106 38 UH-1C

66-15182

0767 6812 872 7006 2165 1293 UH-1C

66-15213

0867 6709 0 6710 82 82 UH-1C

66-15218

0967 7006 1815 7011 2196 381 UH-1H

66-16024

0267 7201 2926 7202 3009 83 UH-1D

66-16068

0267 6705 0 6705 117 117 UH-1H

66-16081

0267 6809 1232 6902 1708 476 UH-1H

66-16089

0267 7012 1054 7207 2592 1538 UH-1D

66-16099

0267 6705 0 6710 582 582 UH-1H

66-16127

0367 7105 2340 7202 2568 228 UH-1D

66-16143

0367 6802 459 6804 527 68 UH-1H-K

66-16145

0367 7212 2785 7405 3221 436 UH-1D

66-16168

0367 6704 1 6704 52 51 UH-1H

66-16181

0367 6808 508 6911 2104 1596 UH-1D

66-16196

0367 6806 806 6808 1189 383 UH-1H-K

66-16200

0367 7412 2232 7512 2624 392 UH-1H

66-16262

0467 6809 811 6903 1365 554 UH-1D

66-16264

0467 6804 3 6806 323 320 UH-1D

66-16278

0467 6804 5 6808 572 567 UH-1D

66-16283

0467 6804 2 6805 129 127 UH-1D

66-16285

0467 6804 2 6808 529 527 UH-1H

66-16352

0567 7107 3150 7109 3295 145 UH-1H

66-16381

0567 6912 2035 7009 2977 942 UH-1H

66-16397

0567 7101 2353 7112 3304 951 UH-1H

66-16467

0567 7007 2377 7202 4052 1675 UH-1H

66-16513

0667 6903 1046 7012 3176 2130 UH-1H

66-16543

0667 7201 2242 7202 2424 182 UH-1H

66-16562

0667 6810 413 6912 1633 1220 UH-1H

66-16581

0667 7201 3121 7202 3163 42 UH-1H

66-16599

0767 7002 1549 7012 2405 856 UH-1H-K

66-16683

0767 7405 3599 7512 4326 727 UH-1H

66-16727

0867 7007 1229 7010 1623 394 UH-1H

66-16772

0867 6808 337 7006 2457 2120 UH-1D

66-16875

0967 6802 14 6808 905 891 UH-1H

66-16920

1067 7201 4051 7202 4219 168 UH-1H

66-16949

1067 7201 2996 7202 3182 186 UH-1H

66-17031

1167 7101 2148 7202 3418 1270 UH-1H

66-17116

1267 6809 211 6912 1678 1467 AH-1G-K

67-15617

0568 7303 2581 7512 3088 507 AH-1G-K

67-15646

0668 7303 2256 7512 2613 357 AH-1G-K

67-15682

0768 7405 1924 7512 2353 429 AH-1G-K

67-15731

0968 7303 2284 7512 2647 363 AH-1G-K

67-15754

0968 7302 2150 7504 2424 274 UH-1H

67-17165

0168 6809 122 6909 1301 1179 UH-1D

67-17194

0168 6802 0 6808 776 776 UH-1D

67-17208

0168 6802 0 6807 578 578 UH-1D

67-17221

0168 6802 0 6808 239 239 UH-1H

67-17278

0268 7105 2644 7112 3364 720 UH-1H

67-17303

0268 6910 599 7001 938 339 UH-1H

67-17382

0368 6909 529 7202 3230 2701 UH-1H

67-17489

0568 6912 676 7009 1593 917 UH-1H

67-17545

0568 6807 1 7106 3252 3251 UH-1H

67-17590

0668 6807 0 7104 3207 3207 UH-1H

67-17593

0668 6807 0 6807 87 87 UH-1H

67-17595

0668 6807 0 6809 448 448 UH-1H

67-17701

0868 7201 2715 7202 2845 130 UH-1H

67-17725

0868 6809 0 7004 1835 1835 UH-1H

67-17729

0868 6809 0 6811 292 292 UH-1H

67-17739

0868 6809 0 6904 673 673 UH-1H

67-17743

0868 6909 1007 7109 3258 2251 UH-1H

67-17747

0868 6812 58 6907 628 570 UH-1H

67-17762

0968 7107 2558 7207 3144 586 UH-1H

67-17777

0968 6810 0 7108 3233 3233 UH-1H

67-17781

0968 6811 78 7102 2734 2656 CH-47C-K

67-18532

0668 7405 1866 7412 1963 97 UH-1H

67-19517

1168 6812 0 7006 1840 1840 AH-1G-K

68-15022

0169 7302 1481 7512 2072 591 AH-1G-K

68-15096

0369 7302 2064 7401 2195 131 UH-1H

68-15297

0169 7201 2506 7202 2596 90 UH-1H

68-15355

0269 6902 0 7007 1317 1317 UH-1H

68-15423

0369 6903 0 6911 886 886 UH-1H

68-15441

0369 6904 0 7102 2219 2219 UH-1H

68-15475

0369 6904 0 6908 369 369 UH-1H

68-15582

0469 6905 0 7008 1290 1290 UH-1H

68-15651

0569 7002 95 7010 1044 949 UH-1H

68-15747

0769 7002 292 7202 2487 2195 UH-1H

68-16097

0769 7007 314 7202 2254 1940 UH-1H

68-16139

0869 7201 1409 7202 1580 171 UH-1H

68-16151

0869 7201 1509 7202 1570 61 UH-1H

68-16391

1069 7201 1909 7202 2071 162 UH-1H

68-16401

1069 6911 0 7202 2607 2607 UH-1H

68-16406

1069 7010 550 7202 2166 1616 UH-1H

68-16454

1169 6912 0 7002 223 223 UH-1H

68-16519

1269 7102 1125 7202 2384 1259 UH-1H

68-16563

1269 7107 1295 7202 1886 591 UH-1H

68-16603

1269 7010 388 7202 2031 1643 AH-1G-K

68-17113

0170 7404 1930 7512 2400 470 UH-1H

69-15044

0170 7003 0 7006 269 269 UH-1H

69-15109

0270 7005 0 7012 868 868 UH-1H

69-15443

0670 7201 1614 7206 1744 130 UH-1H

69-15445

0670 7102 399 7112 1213 814 UH-1H

69-15451

0670 7007 0 7012 341 341 UH-1H

69-15531

0770 7008 0 7202 1870 1870 UH-1H

69-15815

1170 7012 0 7012 78 78 UH-1H

69-15883

1270 7105 192 7106 304 112 UH-1H-K

70-15797

0471 7409 2208 7510 2589 381 UH-1H-K

70-15836

0471 7411 2043 7511 2506 463 UH-1H-K

71-20088

0472 7411 1122 7512 1581 459

-------- Total helicopters = 209 Total number of hours = 155544

 


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Helicopter UH-1B 63-08610

The US Army purchased this helicopter in 0464.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 51 1391 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 22 1413 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08612

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0464.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 52 1288 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 57 1345 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08613

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army 0464

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 37 1341 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 45 1386 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08615

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army 0464

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 42 1283 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 66 1349 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08616

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0464.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 22 1232 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 15 1247 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08663

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0764

Date: 11/11/66
Incident number: H124ACD Accident case number: H124
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
Cambodia
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 241950
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, CRAFX, COMLT (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message.)
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT LIVINGSTON JOHN JOSEPH KIA
P WO1 ROONEY TERRENCE MANN KIA
CE SGT HUMES MAYNARD JEWEL KIA
G SP4 REEVES LOREN STEVEN KIA

Accident Summary:

Aircraft had completed gun run when received a hit by 50 cal. automatic weapons fire. The aircraft was seen to slow down, settle in level position toward the ground then disintegrate in the air and crash. The aircraft was burning in the air

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: CPT John Joseph Livingston
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/11/66 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.0
Date of Birth: 11/25/39
Home City: Cedar Hill, MO
Service: AT branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-1T
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-055
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire and crashed W/WO1 Terrence M. Rooney near Plei Djereng.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08663
Service number: OF100878
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Started Tour: 03/16/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/98

Name: WO1 Terrence Mann Rooney
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/11/66 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 10/08/44
Home City: Denver, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-15W/65-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-056
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire and crashed near Plei Djereng w/CPT John J. Lingston.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08663
Service number: W3152852
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/31/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/98

Name: SGT Maynard Jewel Humes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/11/66 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 04/14/40
Home City: Urbana, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-054
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire and crashed near Plei Djereng.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08663
Service number: 16727170
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N40 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 10/12/65
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/25/98

Name: SP4 Loren Steven Reeves
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/11/66 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 07/28/45
Home City: Des Moines, IA
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-056
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire and crashed near Plei Djereng.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08663
Service number: 55838313
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 06/04/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel

This record was last updated on 07/25/98

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 40 1148 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 18 1166 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 0 1166 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-08666

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army 0764

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 67 935 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 33 968 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 47 1015 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 33 1048 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 52 1100 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 63-08778

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army 0564.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6712 46 2115 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 68 2183 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 87 2270 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 84 2354 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 8 2362 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 0 2362 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1B 63-12929

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1164.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 21 1003 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 64 1067 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 38 1105 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 16 1121 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 58 1179 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 63-12989

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1164.

Date: 02/26/68
Unit: 117 AHC
Helicopter took 12 hits from:
The helicopter Continued Flight.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: War Story as related by a witness. Also: Unit history
Summary: Only one of three ship still flying out of 15 after a combat assault.

Crew Members:
P WO SKIBA ROBERT A
P WO RENSHAW DAL W

War Story:
On 26 February 1968, 15 ships took off for Can Tho. The first lift of 9th Division troops drew light fire. The second lift flew into a trap. The lead ship, piloted by Captain Ben H. Blizzard, received intense fire and CPT Blizzard had his foot shattered by an armor piercing round. Every ship was taking hits. Lead ship had taken over 30 hits and due to the excellent flying ability of the co- pilot, Warrant Officer Michael D. O'Leary, was flown back to Can Tho. Warrant Officer Barry Nordlof had his controls completely shot away and crashed. Miraculously no one on board was seriously injured although the aircraft was demolished. In the space of 15 minutes, only three of the 117th's ships were flyable. One of the three, an old 1963 model 63-12989 piloted by Warrant Officer Robert A. Skiba and Warrant Officer Dal W. Renshaw was flying with over twelve hits. Nevertheless, the command and control officer, Major Johnny K. Gower, organized another lift and the three 117th aircraft led the way in three successive lifts to relieve the embattled 9th Division troops. from Annual Supplement History of the 117th Aviation Company (Ambl LT) 222nd Combat Aviation Battalion 12th Combat Aviation Group, First Aviation Brigade, 1 January 1968 - 31 December 1968, Prepared by 1LT David A. Con, Unit Historical Officer, Approved by: MAJ Lynn B. Knisely, commanding, Long Binh, Republic of Vietnam APO 26279

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6712 60 1628 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 45 1673 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 70 1743 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 79 1822 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13535

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0165

Date: 10/31/67
Incident number: 671031031ACD Accident case number: 671031031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 7 . . Passengers = 5
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 OLEARY MD
P W1 CONDICT KR
CE E4 BASCOM DS
G E4 GRIMMETT B

Passengers:
O3 CH BAUMAN, PAX, D; O5 RN LONGFELL, PAX, D; E7 LL HOODYE, PAX, D; X1 T VAN, PAX, D; X1 THO UV, VS, PX, KIA;

Accident Summary:

On landing, the RPM dropped. The tail boom contacted the ground causing the aircraft to roll down a 50 degree slope.

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: X1 U. V. Tho
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/67 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Service: Unknown service.
Service: Unknown service.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13535
Country: South Vietnam
This record was last updated on 07/29/95

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6708 63 1372 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 131 1503 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 67 1570 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13551

The US Army purchased this helicopter in 0265.

Total flight hours at this point: 00001412
Date: 12/23/66
Accident case number: H642
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 7 . . Passengers = 4
costing 255147
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC SMITH WD
P BOWERS EL

Accident Summary:

ON TAKEOFF FROM PZ OVER TREES ACFT LOST PWR AS ACFT APP TREES IT WAS FLARED & SETTLED IN TAIL BOOM SEVERED & ACFT ROLLED OVER LDG INVERTED SUS LOW SIDE GOV FAIL ACFT DOWN IN INSECURE AREA DEST BY GUN SHIPS

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 97 1225 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 116 1341 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 71 1412 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 0 1412 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 0 1412 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13553

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0265.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 34 940 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 76 1016 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 82 1098 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 88 1186 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 80 1266 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 109 1375 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 89 1464 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 88 1552 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 136 1688 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 101 1789 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 109 1898 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 118 2016 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 121 2137 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13562

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0265.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6806 124 1587 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 120 1707 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 110 1817 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13566

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0265.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 76 1291 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 0 1291 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 81 1372 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 93 1465 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 66 1531 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 133 1664 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 90 1754 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 32 1786 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 121 1907 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 131 2038 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13571

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0365.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 0 1157 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 0 1157 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13573

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0365.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13573

The Army purchased this helicopter 0365
Total flight hours at this point: 00001713
Date: 12/26/67
Accident case number: 671226011
Unit: 117 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WILSON JM

Accident Summary:

While hovering in a revetment, a tent cover was blown up into the main rotor system causing a hard landing.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6712 79 1713 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 0 1713 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 97 1810 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 0 1810 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13583

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0365.

Date: 07/18/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
Unknown this helicopter was Climbing at 1100 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: OIL SYS, FUEL SYS
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73276

Date: 12/03/67

Total flight hours at this point: 00002268
Accident case number: 671203081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BN645710
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 1
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 LOVETT MP
P O3 BLIZZARD BH

Accident Summary:

Aircraft UH-1D 64-13583 hovered into aircraft 66-869's rotor blades at the refueling point. The aircraft was being directed by a ground attendant. A piece of blade flew 858 feet into a standing CH-47A 66-19051 and did minor damage.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY

6610 48 1139 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 95 1234 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 84 1318 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 105 1423 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 75 1498 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 59 1557 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 53 1610 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 91 1701 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 143 1844 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 99 1943 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 129 2072 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 114 2186 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 55 2241 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 27 2268 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13665

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0665.

Date: 12/17/66
Accident case number: H572
Unit: 117 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P LEACH DR

Accident Summary:

ACFT ON MAINT TEST FLT PLT CHECKING AUTOROTATIVE RPM. ATTEMPT MADE TO ROLL ON THROTTLE. ONLY 70 PER CENT PWR ACHIEVED AUTO TO GROUND. WATER IN FUEL. CONTAMINTED FUEL PROBLEM CORRECTED.

Date: 05/16/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 74236

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY

6610 71 901 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 124 1025 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 60 1085 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 77 1162 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 95 1257 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 95 1352 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 70 1422 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 143 1565 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 22 1587 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 111 1698 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 134 1832 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 94 1926 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 105 2031 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 96 2127 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 0 2127 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13672

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0665.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6610 109 973 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 108 1081 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 71 1152 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 79 1231 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 21 1252 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 124 1376 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 89 1465 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 123 1588 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 54 1642 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 122 1764 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 161 1925 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 64-13680

The Army purchased this helicopter 0665.

Total flight hours at this point: 00001995 Date: 11/14/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0400 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles
less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
The armor protecting the personnel was effective.
Casualties = 01 WIA
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or
updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter
database. Also: UH1P2, 74083

Total flight hours at this point: 00002107
Date: 12/28/67
Accident case number: 671228011
Unit: 117 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0 costing 3150
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
IP O3 WADDELL DR

Accident Summary:
The right jump door tore off and went through the main rotor blades. The right jump door failed.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY

6610 60 827 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6611 90 917 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 87 1004 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 61 1065 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 48 1113 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 104 1217 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 102 1319 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 126 1445 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 44 1489 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 75 1564 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 104 1668 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 106 1774 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 92 1866 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 129 1995 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 112 2107 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 54 2161 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 0 2161 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 105 2266 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 0 2266 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 64-14130

The Army purchased this helicopter 1065

Total flight hours at this point: 00000577
Date: 05/04/68
Unit: 117
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information
Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 12501

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6803 5 531 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 0 531 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 46 577 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 31 608 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 93 701 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 124 825 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 94 919 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 27 946 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 64-14155

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 64-14155

Date: 09/08/66

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1000 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section

Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00566, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6805 67 733 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 56 789 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 99 888 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 71 959 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 64-14190

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1265

Total flight hours at this point: 00002064

Date: 07/22/70

Accident case number: 700722011

Unit: 117 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0

costing 59295

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

AC W1 COLLIER LE
P W1 WHITLOW WF
CE E5 COX SH
G E4 ALLEN GW

Accident Summary:

ON 22 JULY 1970 AT 0130 THE UH-1C GUNSHIP, SN: 64-14190, WAS FLYING A COMBAT ASSAULT III CORPS MISSION NORTHWEST OF GO DAU HA AT COORDINATES XT 31 31. PRIOR TO 0215 THE GUNSHIP, ARMED WITH ROCKETS AND DOORGUNS, HAD MADE TWO GUN RUNS ON A SUSPECTED ENEMY TARGET. THE SHIP HAD APPROXIMATELY 15 ROCKETS REMAINING AND WAS AT 300 FEET AGL AND 60 KNOTS AIRSPEED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ENTERED HIS THIRD RUN ON THE TARGET. THIS RUN WAS MADE FOR DOORGUNNERS ONLY AND THE PILOT REDUCED HIS AIRSPEED TO 40-50 KNOTS ALLOWING MAXIMUM ENGAGEMENT OF THE TARGET. THE NIGHT WAS MOOLIT AND WINDS WERE DETERMINED TO BE CALM. TERRAIN FEATURES WERE FLAT AND CONSISTED OF RICE PADDIES. THE PILOT CAME TO THE END OF THE RUN AT 200 FEET AGL AND 40 KNOTS AIRSPEED. AS HE STARTED TO BREAK RIGHT HE PULLED IN 34 LBS. OF TORQUE, THEN FELT THE AIRCRAFT MAKE A QUICK, SLIGHT YAW RIGHT, LEFT AND RIGHT, FOLLOWED BY AN EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF POWER. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER IMMEDIATELY ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND LEVELED THE AIRCRAFT. AT THIS POINT THE ROTOR RPM WAS AT 270. THE LIGHT SHIP WORKING THE AREA SAW SPARKS AND FLAMES COMING FROM THE ENGINE AND SHIFTED ITS LIGHTS TO THE INTENDED LANDING AREA, INFORMING THE CREW OF THE GUNSHIP THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON FIRE. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE WITH NEAR ZERO GROUND SPEED. INITIAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WAS WITH THE TOES OF THE SKIDS ON TOP OF A RICE DIKE WHICH THE PILOT DID NOT SEE UNTIL FINAL PITCH APPLICATION. THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED EXTREMELY HARD ON THE HEELS OF THE SKIDS IN THE RICE PADDY CAUSING THE TAIL BOOM TO COLLAPSE JUST AFT OF THE TAIL BOOM ATTACHING POINTS. THE SKIDS AND CROSS TUBES WERE BENT AND THE RIGHT ROCKET POD WAS PARTIALLY SEVERED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT REMAINED UPRIGHT. THE CREW EXITED THE AIRCRAFT DUE TO THE REPORTED FIRE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER NOTED THAT THE FIRE WAS EMINATING FROM THE EXHAUST OF THE ENGINE AND RETURNED TO THE AIRCRAFT SHUTTING OFF THE MAIN FUEL AND BATTERY WHICH EXTINGUISHED THE FLAMES.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7002 25 1704 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7003 94 1798 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7004 74 1872 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7005 75 1947 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7006 48 1995 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09437

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09437

The Army purchased this helicopter 0166

Total flight hours at this point: 00001032

Date: 01/23/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.

Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 0025 feet and 085 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 02301

Total flight hours at this point: 00001143

Date: 03/08/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 06801

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6801 95 1032 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 11 1043 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 100 1143 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09438

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09438

The Army purchased this helicopter 0166

Total flight hours at this point: 00001605

Date: 02/06/69

Accident case number: 690206151

Unit: 117 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0

costing 289

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FORD NW

Accident Summary:

ACFT ON SHORT FINAL EXPC ANTI-TORQUE FAILURE LDG MADE WITH ICDT DAM TO SKIDS \ T/R CONTROL CABLE FAILURE \

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6805 43 1097 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 40 1137 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 76 1213 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 41 1254 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 75 1329 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 49 1378 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6811 52 1430 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6812 79 1509 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6901 79 1588 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6902 17 1605 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09452

The Army purchased this helicopter 0266

Date: 09/08/66

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was an Unknown mission

Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.

Unknown

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Forward area

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Repaired at BIEN HOA

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01412, BELL (Bell Helicopter.)

Total flight hours at this point: 00002812

Date: 06/11/70

Unit: 117 AHC

South Vietnam

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Loss to Inventory

Date: 06/11/70

Accident case number: 700611171 Total loss or fatality Accident

Unit: 117 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0

costing 244415

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 EVANS DW
CP W1 BROWN DB CE E4 JUKIEWICZ AM
G E3 HATFIELD JE

Accident Summary:

ON 11 JUNE 1970, AT 0430 HOURS THE UH-1C GUNSHIP, SN: 65-9452, DEPARTED PLANTATION HELIPORT TO PARTICIPATE IN A B-TAC MISSION. THE CO-PILOT INITIATED THE TAKE OFF WITH THE PILOT MONITERING THE INSTRUMENTS. TAKE OFF AND CLIMB TO CRUISE ALTITUDE WAS NORMAL WITH NO INDICATION OF IMPENDING MALFUNCTION. APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF PLANTATION HELIPORT THE NUMBER ONE HYDRAULIC CAUTION LIGHT CAME ON FOLLOWED BY A STIFFNESS IN THE TAIL ROTOR CONTROL PEDALS. THE PILOT TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND RETURNED TO PLANTATION HELIPORT TO PERFORM A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. A SHALLOW APPROACH WAS SET UP FOR A RUNNING LANDING TO RUNWAY 23. THE TAIL ROTOR PEDALS WERE STIFF ON FINAL APPROACH BUT STILL CONTROLLABLE. JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN AT AN AIRSPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 12 TO 15 KNOTS THE TAIL ROTOR CONTROLS LOCKED AND COULD NOT BE MOVED, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO TURN RIGHT WHEN COLLECTIVE WAS APPLIED TO CUSHION THE AIRCRAFT ON THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT RETARDED THE THROTTLE SLIGHTLY TO STOP THE RIGHT TURN AND TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED ON A HEADING OF APPROXAMATELY 260DEG OR 30 DEG TO THE RIGHT OF RUNWAY HEADING. AFTER SLIDING 12 FEET IN A STRAIGHT LINE THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED, AIRBORNE AGAIN, AND TRAVELED 35 FEET IN A SLIGHT LEFT TURN WITH THE PILOT APPLYING LEFT CYCLIC IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE AIRCRAFT FROM SLIDING INTO A 3 FOOT DITCH ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. SECOND CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE RUNWAY IS A LEVEL ATTITUDE WITH THE AIRCRAFT STILL VEERING OFF TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. WITH THE DITCH RAPIDLY APPROACHING THE PILOT PULLED PITCH IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR IT. THE ABRUPT APPLICATION OF PITCH CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO RISE APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET OFF THE GROUND AND SPIN RAPIDLY TO THE RIGHT FOR 330DEG. GROUND CONTACT WAS MADE ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE RIGHT SKID IMPACTED ON THE TAXI WAY CULVERT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED OVER THE CULVERT AND CAME TO REST UPRIGHT WITH THE RIGHT SKID ON THE UP-SLOPE SIDE OF THE DITCH WITH THE LEFT SKID SETTLING INTO THE LOWEST PORTION OF THE DITCH, PLACING THE AIRCRAFT ON AN APPROXIMATE 20DEG SLOPE. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES MADE CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY CAUSING SUDDEN STOPPAGE OF THE ROTOR SYSTEM AND TEARING THE MAIN TRANSMISSION FROM THE AIRCRAFT. MAJOR DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6908 79 2110 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6909 88 2198 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6910 76 2274 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6911 69 2343 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6912 83 2426 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7001 99 2525 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7002 89 2614 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7003 100 2714 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7004 48 2762 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7005 50 2812 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09458

The Army purchased this helicopter 0266

Total flight hours at this point: 00001715

Date: 09/30/70

Incident number: 71093010.KIA

Unit: 117 AHC

South Vietnam

UTM grid coordinates: XT980865

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)

Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

AC WO1 STANSBURY THOMAS RODGERS KIA
P WO1 HERBERT FREDERICK CONRAD KIA
CE SP4 BEHM CHRIS ROGER KIA
G SP4 RICKS RONALD GLENN KIA

War Story:

Chris Behm, Tom's crew chief dreamed of the circumstances of their deaths days before and told several people. They were shot down in flames and crashed inverted as the dream but with Tom as Aircraft Commander instead of CPT Raber. The UH-1C was called Death's Orgasim. Tail number 458. from James F. Gardner, Sidewinder 4. The facts surrounding Tom's death affirmed the quality person and pilot he was. Tom was the aircraft commander of the second ship in a light fire team on the day of the occurrence. Scott Alwin was the commander of the lead ship and the fire team leader. The mission was to take them into Cambodia for the first time in several months. As they proceeded toward Cambodia, past Tay Ninh, they came under the fire of a 51 caliber machine gun. The aircraft Tom was piloting caught fire and they lost their engine. Tom's directions to the crew were overheard by virtue of the fact that when keying the mike to transmit on the intercom, he inadvertently keyed it all the way so as to transmit on the radio as well. Tom entered an auto-rotation and gave directions to his crew on the way down to use the fire extinguisher and put out the fire. At approximately 300 to 500 feet, the tail boom of the aircraft failed and the aircraft went inverted and crashed. I was told that the non-pilot crew members jettisoned the aircraft at approximately 500 feet, presumably due to the intense heat. It is not believed that anyone survived. A recovery team was dispatched to recover whatever remnants remained, but was unable to acomplish their mission due to the reported heavy enemy weapon fire in the area. Upon my arrival at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred, there was no evidence of any bodies visible as a result of the accident or by reason of enemy activity. In closing, I should relate one item as a matter of interest. Tom Stansbury was the scheduling officer in our unit. On the day before the accident, I had been awarded an aircraft commander position and Tom, quite naturally, assigned me to fly the aircraft commander position of the second ship behind Scott Alwin. Captain Alwin recognized the mission to be a dangerous mission and suggested to Tom that he would prefer to have a more experienced aircraft commander on this mission. Tom came and talked to me about this and advised me that in view of the request he had scheduled himself to take the aircraft commander position in my stead. I have often thought about this turn of events and the influence of karma. from Jim Wade, 17 Sep 9

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: WO1 Thomas Rodgers Stansbury

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/30/71 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.

Age at death: 24.9

Date of Birth: 11/02/46

Home City: Houston, TX

Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Flight class: 70-45

Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 02W-032

Short Summary: Shot down in flames, crashed inverted, and burned. Tom was in movie "Midnight Cowboy". W/Hebert. crew chief had dream about crash. memo

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09458

Call sign: Sidewinder

SSN: 444421137

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: aircraft commander

Vehicle ownership: government

Started Tour: 03/19/71

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D

Length of service: *

Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.

Military grid coordinates of event: XT085865

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed

Casualty type: Hostile - killed

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Relgion: PresbyterianThe following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer

This record was last updated on 09/13/92

Name: WO1 Frederick Conrad Hebert

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/30/71 while performing the duty of Pilot.

Age at death: 20.7

Date of Birth: 01/13/51

Home City: Richmond, VA

Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 02W-031

Short Summary: Hit by 51 cal, caught fire, lost tail boom & crashed inverted and burned. W/Tom Stansbury. Helicopter air casualty - pilot

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09458

Call sign: Sidewinder

SSN: 229668174

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: pilot

Vehicle ownership: government

Started Tour: 07/02/71

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot

The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D

Length of service: *

Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.

Military grid coordinates of event: XT085865

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed

Casualty type: Hostile - killed

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Relgion: Roman Catholic

The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officerThis record was last updated on 06/19/93

Name: SP4 Chris Roger Behm

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/30/71 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.

Age at death: 19.5

Date of Birth: 04/01/52

Home City: Pensacola, FL

Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Service: U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 02W-030

Short Summary: Hit by 51 cal, caught fire, lost tail boom & crashed inverted and burned.

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09458

SSN: 267966340

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 45J20 = Aircraft Armament Repairman

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: crew chief

Vehicle ownership: government

Started Tour: 01/08/71

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D

Length of service: *

Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.

Military grid coordinates of event: XT085865

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed

Casualty type: Hostile - killed

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Relgion: Baptist - Southern Baptist Convention

The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel

This record was last updated on 08/20/95

Name: SP4 Ronald Glenn Ricks Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/30/71 while performing the duty of Gunner.

Age at death: 25.1

Date of Birth: 08/28/46

Home City: Dallas, TX

Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Service: U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 02W-031

Short Summary: Hit by 51 cal, caught fire, lost tail boom & crashed inverted and burned.

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09458

SSN: 464708511

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: door gunner

Vehicle ownership: government

Started Tour: 06/04/70

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D

Length of service: *

Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.

Military grid coordinates of event: XT085865

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed

Casualty type: Hostile - killed

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Church of God

The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel

This record was last updated on 08/20/95

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7008 36 1006 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7009 59 1065 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7010 46 1111 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7011 46 1157 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7012 37 1194 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7101 53 1247 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7102 45 1292 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7103 54 1346 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7104 92 1438 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7105 71 1509 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7106 37 1546 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7107 56 1602 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7108 55 1657 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7109 58 1715 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09510

The Army purchased this helicopter 0466

Date: 08/04/66

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon

While Enroute this helicopter was in Bank Left at 0800 feet and UNK knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Right Side

Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

for 100.00

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00466, FM232

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY


7201 22 2801 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN


7202 10 2811 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN


Helicopter UH-1C 65-09511

The Army purchased this helicopter 0466

Date: 06/26/66

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0500 feet and 085 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Windshield

Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00343, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Total flight hours at this point: 00000818

Date: 07/13/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0700 feet and 080 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 19503

Total flight hours at this point: 00000923

Date: 09/05/68

Incident number: 68090505.KIA

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY

for Close Air Support

Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.

South Vietnam

UTM grid coordinates: XS805685

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

causing a Fire.

Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL

Casualties = 02 DOI . .

The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.

Both mission and flight capability were terminated.

Burned

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 24907 (Operations Report. )

Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

CE SP4 WELTY TERRY CHIP KIA

P CPT JOHNSON ALEXANDER JR KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: CPT Alexander Johnson, Jr.

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/05/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.

Age at death: 29.5

Date of Birth: 02/22/39

Home City: Van Buren, AR

Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Flight class: 67-16

Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 45W-042

Short Summary: Crashed in the rain at night between Saigon and Can Giouc. Both the pilot and CE were killed by flames after the rocket pods exploded.

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09511

Service number: O5420470

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at seaCompliment cause: fire or burns

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: aircraft commander

Started Tour: 11/03/67

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

Length of service: 10

Location: Long An Province III Corps.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed

Casualty type: Hostile - killed

married male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Relgion: Baptist - other groups

The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer

This record was last updated on 07/20/96

Name: SP4 Terry Chip Welty

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/05/68 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.

Age at death: 20.6

Date of Birth: 01/12/48

Home City: Massillon, OH

Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 117 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Service: U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 45W-046

Short Summary: Crashed in the rain at night between Saigon and Can Giouc. Both the pilot and CE were killed by flames after the rocket pods exploded.

Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09511

Service number: 12883092

Country: South Vietnam

MOS: 11B2F = Infantryman

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: fire or burns

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: door gunner

Started Tour: 12/17/67

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

Length of service: 01

Location: Long An Province III Corps.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashedCasualty type: Hostile - killed

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Relgion: Baptist - other groups

The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.

Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel

This record was last updated on 07/20/96

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6806 99 718 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 100 818 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 105 923 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09527

The Army purchased this helicopter 0466

Total flight hours at this point: 00000835

Date: 05/04/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 080 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 12502

Total flight hours at this point: 00000896

Date: 06/08/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 16003

Date: 11/10/68 Accident case number: 681110141 Total loss or fatality Accident

Unit: 117 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0

costing 216914

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

AC W2 STEFFES CH

P W1 EMERTON MD

Accident Summary:

WHILE ENROUTE TO THE AREA OF OPERATIONS, AIRCRAFT LOST RPM AND THE ENGINE TACHOMETER DROPPED TO ZERO. PILOT ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND THE N1 TACHOMETER STABALIZED AT 60%. PILOT THEN PLACED THE GOVERNOR IN THE EMERGENCY POSITION. HE WAS ABLE TO GET THE N1 BACK TO APPROXIMATELY 90%. WHEN PITCH WAS APPLIED, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A COMPRESSOR STALL. AIRCRAFT WAS FURTHER AUTOROTATED HITTING THE GROUND WITH SUFFICIENT FORCE TO BREAK THE SKIDS AND PARTIALLY SEVER THE TAIL BOOM.\\

Total flight hours at this point: 00001187

Date: 11/11/68

Unit: 117 AHC

South Vietnam

UTM grid coordinates: YT314019

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6803 1 710 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 57 767 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 68 835 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 61 896 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 88 984 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 84 1068 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 71 1139 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 48 1187 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09531

The Army purchased this helicopter 0466

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6909 3 1348 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6910 84 1432 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6911 88 1520 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6912 99 1619 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7001 54 1673 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7002 61 1734 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7003 82 1816 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7004 41 1857 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7005 69 1926 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7006 93 2019 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7007 97 2116 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7008 88 2204 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7009 65 2269 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7010 40 2309 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7011 41 2350 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7012 34 2384 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7101 31 2415 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09554

The Army purchased this helicopter 0566

Total flight hours at this point: 00002248

Date: 12/21/71

Unit: 117 AHC

Cambodia

UTM grid coordinates: WU708155

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency

Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7012 15 1598 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7101 48 1646 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7102 54 1700 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7103 63 1763 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7104 78 1841 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7105 68 1909 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7106 49 1958 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7107 87 2045 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7108 34 2079 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7109 49 2128 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7110 71 2199 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7111 49 2248 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 65-09563

The Army purchased this helicopter 0566

Total flight hours at this point: 00000478

Date: 02/26/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0150 feet and 080 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 4 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 05702

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6712 0 371 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 11 382 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 96 478 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 0 478 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 19 497 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00506

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00506

Date: 09/16/66

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK

for Close Air Support

While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1100 feet and 080 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Bottom

Systems damaged were: ELECTRICAL SYS, INSTRUMENTS, PERSONNEL

The armor protecting the personnel was effective.

Casualties = 01 WIA . .

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:

Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P100605, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6711 49 1132 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

6712 17 1149 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00584

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000644

Date: 11/09/67

Accident case number: 671109031

Unit: 117 AHC

The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0

costing 70332

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members

AC W1 GRODHAUS JF

P W1 JOHNSON RE

G E5 SMITH D

Accident Summary:

Engine failure while the aircraft was over gross weight.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6611 7 7 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 51 58 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 52 110 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 48 158 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 51 209 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 74 283 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 62 345 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 30 375 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 69 444 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 70 514 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 58 572 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 60 632 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00585

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000546

Date: 08/29/67

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon

While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1000 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM

Systems damaged were: N/R

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:

Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73547, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Total flight hours at this point: 00000746

Date: 12/08/67

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 3 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section

Systems damaged were: ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, HYDRAULIC SYS, PERSONNEL

Casualties = 01 WIA

The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.

Both mission and flight capability were terminated.

Destroyed by friendly forces

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 74373, CRAFX (Operations Report.

Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6611 10 10 WAX8AA 117 AVN VIETNAM RVN
6612 50 60 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 77 137 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 55 192 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 38 230 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 61 291 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 35 326 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 64 390 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 87 477 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 69 546 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 57 603 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 74 677 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 69 746 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00586

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00586

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000538

Date: 09/16/67

Unit: 608 TC CO

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was an Unknown mission

Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.

Not Reported

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE

The armor protecting the personnel was effective.

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF74734, ARADM (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base.)

Total flight hours at this point: 00000538

Date: 09/16/67

Accident case number: 670916011

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6612 37 39 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 45 84 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 73 157 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 84 241 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 34 275 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 58 333 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 67 400 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 75 475 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 37 512 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00587

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00587

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000575

Date: 02/26/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 100 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 05703

Total flight hours at this point: 00000659

Date: 03/17/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort, Other Aircraft.

Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: UNK

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3,07712

Total flight hours at this point: 00000659

Date: 03/28/68

Accident case number: 680328011

Unit: 117 AHC

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0

costing 480 Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

AC W1 BRUSSE L

Accident Summary: In route to home base, the engine failed. The aircraft commander made an autorotation damage on touch down. The number one bearing failed, fell and broke the case

This record was last updated on 01/31/97

Total flight hours at this point: 00000776

Date: 06/03/68

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support While Enroute this helicopter was Climbing at 0300 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 15505

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6701 9 11 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 36 47 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 51 98 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 42 140 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 24 164 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 50 214 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 18 232 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 72 304 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 48 352 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 28 380 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 45 425 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 67 492 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 7 499 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 76 575 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 84 659 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 0 659 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 69 728 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 48 776 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 65 841 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 102 943 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 101 1044 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 13 1057 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00588

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00588

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7103 3 2125 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7104 58 2183 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7105 18 2201 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7106 45 2246 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7107 67 2313 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7108 49 2362 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7109 62 2424 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7110 88 2512 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7111 44 2556 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7112 53 2609 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7201 28 2637 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7202 5 2642 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00589

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00589

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000619

Date: 08/25/67

Accident case number: 670825021 Total loss or fatality Accident

Unit: 155 AHC

Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0

costing 217679

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

AC W1 DAVIS CM

P W1 MALM CL

CE E4 WHITE BC

G E4 CRESWELL RL

Accident Summary:

While in flight, the oil warning light came on. The pilot started a climb when the engine quit. At the autorotation flare on short final, the tail boom hit a small tree. The aircraft came to rest on its left side against tree.

War Story:

Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6902 47 1288 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6903 94 1382 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6904 53 1435 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6905 61 1496 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6906 41 1537 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6907 95 1632 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6908 101 1733 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6909 36 1769 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6910 87 1856 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6911 82 1938 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6912 102 2040 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7001 54 2094 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7002 68 2162 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7003 70 2232 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00592

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00592

Date: 02/03/68

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0300 feet and 090 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

The helicopter Continued Flight. The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03402

Total flight hours at this point: 00000797

Date: 02/10/68

Unit: 117 AHC

South Vietnam

UTM grid coordinates: XT992104

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6611 3 4 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 39 43 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 83 126 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 62 188 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 79 267 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 52 319 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 49 368 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 64 432 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 69 501 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 22 523 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 46 569 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 32 601 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 16 617 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 97 714 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 83 797 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00593

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00593

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000372

Date: 08/22/67

Unit: 117 AHC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.

While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Bank Left at 0050 feet and 060 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from: Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM) The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment

Systems damaged were: ENGINE

The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft Destroyed.

Both mission and flight capability were terminated.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 73498, STMNT, FM232 (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base.)

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6611 7 7 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 53 60 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 69 129 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 45 174 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 39 213 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 60 273 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 38 311 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 22 333 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 39 372 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00598

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00598

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966

Total flight hours at this point: 00000437

Date: 08/31/67

Unit: 117 AHC

South Vietnam

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense

Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report.)

Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6611 12 12 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6612 33 45 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 5 50 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 55 105 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 63 168 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 53 221 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 42 263 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 47 310 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 76 386 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00618

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00618

The Army purchased this helicopter 1066

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7110 30 2658 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7111 32 2690 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7112 40 2730 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7201 42 2772 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7202 38 2810 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00663

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00663
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000591
Date: 01/23/68
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 0020 feet and 095 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Skid
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 02302

Total flight hours at this point: 00000705
Date: 03/17/68
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 07706

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST
6701 40 40 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 63 103 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 57 160 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 22 182 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 34 216 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 0 216 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 22 238 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 43 281 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 44 325 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 49 374 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 63 437 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 94 531 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 60 591 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 26 617 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 88 705 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 40 745 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 64 809 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 93 902 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 101 1003 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 46 1121 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 24 1145 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6811 46 1191 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6812 47 1238 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6901 0 1238 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00667

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00667
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
7011 42 2681 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7012 97 2778 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7101 52 2830 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7102 45 2875 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7103 71 2946 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7104 76 3022 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7105 76 3098 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7106 39 3137 WAX8AA 117 AHC VIETNAM RVN
7107 91 3228 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7108 55 3283 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7109 67 3350 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7110 35 3385 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7111 57 3442 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7112 59 3501 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7201 39 3540 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7202 62 3602 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00684

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00684
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6710 32 346 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1C 66-00743

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00743
The Army purchased this helicopter 0167

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6805 58 603 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 65 668 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 58 726 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 110 836 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 102 938 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 35 973 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6811 64 1037 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6812 75 1112 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6901 75 1187 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6902 48 1235 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6903 75 1310 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6904 40 1350 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6905 82 1432 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6906 71 1503 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6907 73 1576 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6908 71 1647 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6909 69 1716 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6910 33 1749 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6911 71 1820 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7009 31 1883 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7010 63 1946 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7011 19 1965 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
7012 61 2026 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00747

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00747
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00001022
Date: 12/08/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 9 hits from:
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: TAIL ROTOR
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 74390

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6708 46 571 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 126 697 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 111 808 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 115 923 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 99 1022 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 67 1089 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
>6802 115 1204 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 133 1337 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 68 1405 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 109 1514 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 0 1514 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 154 1668 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 113 1781 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 131 1912 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 0 1912 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00794

Total flight hours at this point: 00001274
Date: 10/21/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 8 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, TAIL ROTOR
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73934

Total flight hours at this point: 00001566
Date: 12/17/67
Accident case number: 671217021
Unit: 117 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 10000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O4 GOWER JK

Accident Summary:

Damage occurred to the main rotor blades from a tree strike upon landing in the LZ.
Total flight hours at this point: 00001637
Date: 01/28/68
Accident case number: 680128043 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 REISING SJ
P W1 PANKOW HW

Total flight hours at this point: 00001995
Date: 07/16/68
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6612 95 95 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 111 206 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 99 305 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 125 430 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 122 552 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 128 680 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 122 802 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 168 970 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 110 1080 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 102 1182 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 92 1274 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 164 1438 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 128 1566 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 71 1637 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 82 1719 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 116 1835 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 37 1872 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 36 1908 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 87 1995 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00796

This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1066.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6612 95 95 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 82 177 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 91 268 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 107 375 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 67 442 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 74 516 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 144 660 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 117 777 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 87 864 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 64 928 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 74 1002 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 78 1080 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 0 1080 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 99 1179 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 102 1281 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6803 100 1381 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6804 66 1447 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6805 141 1588 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6806 140 1728 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6807 127 1855 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6808 112 1967 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6809 0 1967 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6810 83 2050 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6811 101 2151 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00800

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00800
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066

Total flight hours at this point: 00001303
Date: 12/01/67
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BN350378
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory


Date: 12/02/67
Accident case number: 671202011
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2722
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MCGOVERN J

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was at a high hover in an LZ so the troops could not unload. The engine began to lose RPM. The aircraft had to be landed in tall stumps and trees.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6707 95 842 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 123 965 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 109 1074 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 90 1164 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 139 1303 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00802

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00802
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001077
Date: 09/12/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and 040 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Skid
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73645

Total flight hours at this point: 00001526
Date: 01/28/68
Accident case number: 680128044 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 KNOX BA
P W1 MIRON WO
G E4 SULLINS DW

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6612 69 69 WAX8AA 117 AVN CO VIETNAM RVN
6701 125 194 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 84 278 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 100 378 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 100 478 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 99 577 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 102 679 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 134 813 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 147 960 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 117 1077 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 135 1212 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 80 1292 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6712 155 1447 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6801 79 1526 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6802 0 1526 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00869

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00869
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001274
Date: 12/03/67
Accident case number: 671203082 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O4 JAYNE DG
P O3 WADDELL DR

Accident Summary:

This aircraft's rotor blades were hit by aircraft UH-1D 64-13583 which hovered into its rotor blades at the refueling point.

DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY
6701 42 42 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6702 108 150 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6703 97 247 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6704 97 344 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6705 130 474 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6706 104 578 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6707 179 757 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6708 123 880 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6709 137 1017 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6710 122 1139 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
6711 135 1274 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN

 

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00869

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00869
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001274
Date: 12/03/67
Accident case number: 671203082 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O4 JAYNE DG
P O3 WADDELL DR

Accident Summary:

This aircraft's rotor blades were hit by aircraft UH-1D 64-13583 which hovered into its rotor blades at the refueling point.

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00869
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1066.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6701  42   42 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6702 108  150 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6703  97  247 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6704  97  344 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6705 130  474 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6706 104  578 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6707 179  757 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6708 123  880 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6709 137 1017 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6710 122 1139 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6711 135 1274 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00898

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00898
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166Total flight hours at this point: 00000555
Date: 06/08/67
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0500 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 72859 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00898
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001174
Date: 12/04/67
Accident case number: 671204081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 FODEN JJ
P W1 ELLIS JB
CE E5 BATHEY TV

Accident Summary:

On take off over a 30 foot barrier, the aircraft lost RPM resulting in a hard landing.

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00898
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1166.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

6701  20   20 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6702  69   89 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6703 113  202 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6704 108  310 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6705 121  431 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6706 124  555 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6707 112  667 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6708 109  776 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6709 145  921 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6710 115 1036 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6711 138 1174 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

 

Helicopter UH-1D 66-00923

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00923
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000332
Date: 05/18/67
Unit: 605 TC CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
for Troop Extraction , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0400 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 72729 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00923
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000814
Date: 04/02/69
Accident case number: 690402331
Unit: 117 AHCThe station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 7
costing 113700
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CABEEN CF
P W1 HINES JA
CE E3 LOCK HB
G E4 WEBB JD

Passengers:
UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A DIRECT COMBAT SUPPORT MISSION FROM LONG BINH TO A LAND CLEARING SITE APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES FROM TAY NINH AIRFIELD. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED LONG BINH WITH 640 POUNDS OF FUEL, SEVEN PASSENGERS AND THREE DUFFEL BAGS. A FUEL GAUGE CHECK WAS MADE UPON DEPARTURE TO CONFIRM THE FACT THAT THE GAUGE WAS INDICATING PROPERLY. THE FLIGHT PROCEEDED NORMALLY UNTIL THE 20 MINUTE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON THE VICINITY OF CU CHI. AT THIS TIME THE FUEL GAUGE READ 410 LBS. AGAIN THE FUEL GAUGE TEST BUTTON WAS USED TO CONFIRM THE CORRECTNESS OF THE GAUGE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE FLIGHT TO TAY NINH. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER CONTACTED THE TOWER AT TAY NINH TO REPORT HIS PRESENCE IN THE AREA. HE ALSO RECEIVED WEATHER INFORMATION STATING THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 180-190 DEGREES AT 6 KNOTS. THE AIRCRAFT REACHED THE LAND CLEARING SITE APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES AFTER THE 20 MINUTE WARNING LIGHT HAD COME ON. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDERS PLAN, TO FIRST DELIVER HIS PASSENGERS TO THE SITE AND THEN PROCEED TO TAY NINH FOR REFUELING. THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLED THE AREA IN A LEFT BANK AT 500 FEET AND 80 K, TO CHOOSE A LANDING POINT, IN HIS FIRST ORBIT OF THE SITE THE LEFT FUEL BOOST WARNING LIGHT CAME ON AND THE ENGINE RPM BLED OFF TO 6300 RPM. AT THIS TIME HE ROLLED OUT LOOKED FOR AN AREA IN WHICH TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. BOTH AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND PILOT NOTED THE FUEL GAUGE READING 290 LBS. HIS HEADING WAS APPROXIMATELY 020 DEGREES MAGNETIC, ALMOST DIRECTLY DOWNWIND. STILL THE BEST LANDING AREA WAS IN FRONT OF HIM AND THE AIRCRAFT STILL HAD POWER. ON SHORT FINAL TO THE CHOSEN AREA THE ENGINE QUIT AT APPROXIMATELY 100' ALTITUDE AND 40 K AIRSPEED. SINCE HIS APPROACH WAS BEING MADE ACROSS THE SHORT DIMENSIONS OF THE RICE PADDIES. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER BOTTOMED THE PITCH BUT HELD HIS FORWARD AIRSPEED TO CLEAR THE RICE PADDY DIKE. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND HARD AND BOUNCED FORWARD BUT REMAINED UPRIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER APPLIED ALL THE PITCH HE COULD TO CUSHION THE TOUCHDOWN AND THE AIRCRAFT MOVED APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET FORWARD FROM THE INITIAL POINT OF TOUCHDOWN. THE TAIL BOOM COLLAPSED UNDER THE FORCE OF THE LANDING AND THE SKIDS WERE SEVERELY SPREAD. THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS OF ANY FLIGHT CONTROL MALFUNCTIONS.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00923
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001594
Date: 07/09/70
Accident case number: 700709061
Unit: 281 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 600
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 DEAN D

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF LANDING TO AN LZ WHEN, IN THE DUST, THE TAIL ROTOR BLADES STRUCK AN C-RATION BOX.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00923
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00002737
Date: 09/14/71
Accident case number: 710914111
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 SANCHEZ H
Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT WAS IN PROCESS OF LANDING TO LZ ON A COMBAT ASSAULT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS HOVERING INTO THE LZ WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED A STRONG RIGHT CROSSWIND. THE PILOT COULD NOT MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE TAIL ROTOR CONTACTED A 2 INCH DEAD TREE CAUSING INCIDENT DAMAGE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00923
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1166.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6812  65  397 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 164  561 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 108  669 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 145  814 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-01079

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-01079
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001092
Date: 12/09/68
Accident case number: 681209201
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 84261
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O2 BRADBERRY JD
OB E4 BALES LR

Accident Summary:

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY ^1730 HOURS, 9 DEC 68^, AT THE ^20TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY'S^ PARKING AREA, ^CU CHI, RVN^. THERE WERE NO INJURIES IN THIS ACCIDENT DUE TO THE CORRECT USE OF ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT. ^LT BRADBERRY^ HAD BEEN CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH HIS UNITS DIRECT SUPPORT OUTFIT AT ^CU CHI^ ON THE AFTERNOON OF ^9 DECEMBER^. AT ^1700 LT BRADBERRY^ AND HIS CREW PREPARED FOR THEIR RETURN FLIGHT TO ^DI AN^. AFTER STARTING THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT HAD THE GUNNER AND CREW CHIEF VISUALLY CLEAR THE AIRCRAFT ON EACH SIDE AND THEN STARTED TO INCUREASE COLLECTIVE PITCH TO BRING THE AIRCRAFT TO A HOVER. THE AIRCRAFT HEADING AT THIS TIME WAS 220 DEGREES AND THE WIND WAS FROM 130 DEGREES AT 6 KNOTS. AS ^LT BRADBERRY^ STARTED TO BRING THE AIRCRAFT TO A HOVER IT SKIDDED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AND THE SKID SHOE NUTS ON THE BOTTON OF THE RIGHT SKID DUG INTO THE PSP. AT THIS TIME THE MOMEENTUM OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSED IT TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT AND THE WHITE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK THE GROUND. THE IMPACT OF ONE BLADE STRIKING THE GROUND CAUSED A REACTION SUFFICIENT TO MOVE THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT APPROXIMATELY SIX FEET. THE RIGHT SKID HIT THE GROUND ONCE MORE BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT FUNALLY CAME TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-01079
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00002188
Date: 11/23/70
Accident case number: 701123011
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 513
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 BOUGE TL

Accident Summary:

AC WAS PERFORMING A STEEP APPROACH DUE TO WIRES AROUND PZ. AT APPROX. 20 FEET AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED SETTLING WITH POWER, AC WAITED UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN TO APPLY CUSHIONING PITCH WITH NEGLIGABLE EFFECT, AIRCRAFT HAD HARD LANDING CAUSING SKIDS TO BE SPREAD.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01079
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00003058
Date: 09/25/71 Incident number: 710925011ACD Accident case number: 710925011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Plantation in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT039128
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 1
costing 355145
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 MARCHMAN RS
AC WO1 MILLER JOHN JEROME JR KIA
CE E4 HARBISON D
G SP4 NEVILLE STEVEN WAYNE KIA

Passengers:
O4 WE FERNANDEZ, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

AT APPROXIMATELY 0500 HOURS THE ^117TH AHC ESB^ (EMERGENCY STANDBY TEAM) WAS LAUNCHED AS A RESULT OF BIEN HOA AFB HAVING RECEIVED INCOMING ROUNDS. THE TEAM CONSISTED OF ONE UH-1H LIGHTSHIP AND TWO UH-1C/M ARMED HELICOPTERS. THEIR MISSION WAS TO ATTEMPT TO LOCATE THE POSITION FROM WHICH THE ENEMY HADFIRED THE ROUNDS. THE TEAM PROCEEDED TO THE SUSPECTED AREA AND THE LIGHTSHIP BEGAN A LOW-LEVEL RECONNAISSANCE OF THE AREA WHILE BEING COVERED BY THE ARMED HELICOPTERS. AT THE TIME OF EMPLOYMENT THERE WAS A THIN LAYER OF GROUND FOG IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. TO THE NORTH, NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST WAS A MUCH HEAVIER CONCENTRATION OF GROUND FOG WHICH WAS MOVING TOWARD THE OPERATIONAL AREA. AS THE SEARCH PROGRESSED A LAYER OF FOG ESTIMATED AT 250 FEET THICK TRAVERSED OVER THE LIGHTSHIP. AS A RESULT THE ARMED HELICOPTERS COULD NOT MAINTAIN VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE LIGHTSHIP THEREFORE THE GUN LEAD ELECTEDTO TERMINATE THE MISSION AND INFORMED THE LIGHTSHIP OF HIS DECISION. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER OF THE LIGHTSHIP ACKNOWLEDGED THE TRANSMISSION AND ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO CLIMB OUT TO THE SOUTHWEST. ONE OF THE ARMED HELICOPTERS HAD SEEN AN UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT TO THE SOUTHWEST HEADING TOWARD THE SEARCH AREA AT LOW-LEVEL AND SUGGESTED THE LIGHTSHIP TURN AND CLIMB OUT TO THE NORTH. AGAIN THE LIGHTSHIP ACKNOWLEDGED AND INITIATED A RIGHT TURN TOWARD A NORTHERLY HEADING. AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME TIME AS THE TURN WAS COMPLETED THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ESTABLISHED A POWER SETTING WHICH STABILIZED THE N1 AT 94%. (HE HAS STATED HIS HOVER POWER WAS ABOUT 93%). AT THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS PLACED IN AN ACCELERATION ATTITUDE AND THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER WATCHED THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR UNTIL IT REACHED 60 KNOTS, AT WHICH TIME HE REPORTS ALL INSTRUMENTS WERE IN THE GREEN, THE ATTITUDE INDICATOR WAS INDICATING A CLIMB BUT THE VSI WAS READING A 500 FPM (FEET PER MINUTE) DESCENT. SIMULTANEOUS WITH THE ACCELERATION THE LIGHT SYSTEM (A CLUSTER OF SEVEN '7' C-130 HERCULES LANDING LIGHTS) WERE EXTINGUISHED. UPON NOTICING THE INDICATION OF A DESCENT THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER STATES HE INCREASED COLLECTIVE BUT THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND. AT AN ESTIMATED FIVE TO TEN FEET AGL (AC'S ESTIMATE WITHOUT VISUAL GROUND REFERENCE) COLLECTIVE WAS INCREASED TO THE DEGREE WHERE A "BLEEDING OFF" OF RPM WAS ENCOUNTERED. THE LOW RPM WARNING SYSTEM WAS ACTIVATED JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. IMPACT WAS AT A SHALLOW ANGLE, NEAR LEVEL, AT APPROXIMATELY 60 KNOTS. INITIAL IMPACT WAS WITH LOW TREES FOLLOWED BY GROUND IMPACT AT WHICH TIME THE LEFT SKID AND THE AFT CROSSTUBE SEPARATED. FROM THAT POINT THE AIRCRAFT WAS STILL RELATIVELY LEVEL, SLIDING ON THE BELLY UNTIL IT HIT A SMALL TREE AND A MOUND OF DIRT AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME POINT AS TAB E ITEM E. THIS CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO YAW AND ROLL TO THE LEFT SIDE. FROM THIS PIINT THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN SHEDDING PARTS. DURING THIS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS THE PILOT (LEFT SIDE) AND THE CREWCHIEF WERE THROWN FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT WAS FOUND AT POINT 1, TAB E AND HIS SEAT WAS FOUND AT POINT Q TAB E. THE CREWCHIEF CAME TO REST IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE PILOT'S SEAT. THE MAIN WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED AT TAB E POINT P WHERE THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER RELEASED HIMSELF FROM HIS SEAT AND MOVED FROM THE BURNING WRECKAGE. PORTIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ON BEYOND THE MAIN WRECKAGE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND CREWCHIEF WERE EVACUATED BY SIDEWINDER 8, THE ARMED HELICOPTER LEAD AIRCRAFT. THE CO-PILOT WAS EVACUATED BY A MEDICAL EVACUATION HELICOPTER AND LATER SUCCUMBED AT THE 24TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL AT LONG BINH. THE DOORGUNNER REMAINED IN THE MAIN WRECKAGE AND RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES THERIN. THE AIRCRAFT AND ALL SYSTEMS WERE TOTALLY DESTROYED.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: WO1 John Jerome Miller, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/25/71 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1Date of Birth: 08/10/49
Home City: Woodlyn, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 71-21/71-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-025
Short Summary: Light ship lost power and crashed at night. AC W1 MARCHMAN & CE E4 HARBISON survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01079
SSN: 166420458
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/31/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT040140
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/95

Name: SP4 Steven Wayne Neville
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/25/71 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 11/22/51
Home City: Spokane, WA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHCMajor organization: USARV
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-026
Short Summary: Light ship lost power and crashed at night. AC W1 MARCHMAN & CE E4 HARBISON survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01079
SSN: 533541837
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/20/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT040140
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01079
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1266.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6910  57 1149 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  95 1244 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  79 1323 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  64 1387 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  83 1470 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 101 1571 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  76 1647 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  74 1721 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  69 1790 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 108 1898 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  73 1971 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  68 2039 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  75 2114 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  74 2188 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 108 2296 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 116 2412 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  86 2498 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  72 2570 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  98 2668 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 103 2771 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  71 2842 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  81 2923 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  83 3006 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  52 3058 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-01091

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01091
The Army purchased this helicopter 0167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000153
Date: 06/19/67
Accident case number: 670619031
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 70000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 KNOX BA
P O3 FREEMAN DL
CE E4 DUNBAR CA
G E4 TANKERSL K

Accident Summary:

Lost RPM during take-off. Aircraft had nine on board plus 300 lbs of cargo. It turned right and struck the ground, turned right again and the main rotor blades struck the ground on the left side

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01091
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0167.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6705 120  128 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-01156

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01156
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0167.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6711  87  677 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6712  35  712 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6801  96  808 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6802 130  938 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803 146 1084 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804  11 1095 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805  93 1188 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806  61 1249 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 134 1383 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 125 1508 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 122 1630 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810 107 1737 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 100 1837 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  75 1912 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 104 2016 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 103 2119 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN  

As of 2005 156 is in Sweden and is being used as a Heavy Lifter.

Prior to that it was sold to Spain in 1995 and was used in firefighting.

Per an email that I received from Fredrik Regn'er

   

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15011

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000228
Date: 05/04/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Command and Control
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0020 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment
Systems damaged were: ENGINEThe helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74230, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000726
Date: 09/07/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at 0040 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 8 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74732, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000775
Date: 10/29/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0020 feet and 040 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74773, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000775
Date: 10/31/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was in Descent at 0020 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74774, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000926
Date: 12/03/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was at Hover at 0025 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74359, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000926
Date: 12/06/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0175 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74363, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000926
Date: 12/10/67
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74409, HDSV (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000990
Date: 01/31/68 Accident case number: 680131161 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 216914
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O4 STONE GL
P W1 BOND MW

Accident Summary:

On takeoff, pilot tried to pass between two parked helicopters. Main rotor blades hit tip of main rotor blades of parked helicopter

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001384
Date: 10/01/69
Accident case number: 691001191
Unit: 176 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 4000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 MOTHERSBAUGH RL

Accident Summary:

IN FLT VIOLENT 1-1 VIB WAS EXPC FOLL BY A NOSE LOW RT ROLL CE CONF 90 DEG GEAR BOX & T/R HAD SEPARATED NEEDLES JOINED AUTO APPR WAS MADE TO SAND BAR & ACFT BROUGHT UNDER CON THROTTLE WAS ROLLED OFF & INITIAL PITCH APPLIED & NOSE YAWED 40 DEG RT DAM TO RT SIDE OF PYLON REVEALS 90 DEG GEAR BOX TWISTED OVER RT SIDE & BLADES STRUCK PYLON TWICE T/R/B SEV T/R DRIVE SHAFT T/R COMPONENTS COULD NOT BE LOCATED ICDT DAM \ 90 DEG G/B FAILED \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001714
Date: 04/26/70
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1100 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 01899, CASRP (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1M tail number 66-15011
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00002379
Date: 08/07/71
Accident case number: 710807051
Unit: 176 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WEST JC

Accident Summary:

RIGHT TRANSMISSION COWLING SUPPORT NOT INSTALLED CAUSING COWLING LATCH NOT TO HOLD. COWLING CAMEOFF IN FLIGHT AND STRUCK MAIN ROTOR BLADES. AIRCRAFT FLOWN TO CHU LAI FOR BLADE REPLACEMENTS.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15011
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7110  40 2499 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111   8 2507 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  31 2538 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  40 2578 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  48 2626 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

 

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15032

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000250
Date: 12/01/67
Accident case number: 671201031
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 18522
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MARLOCK TJ
P W1 GEORGE CG
CE E5 ROWAN LE

Accident Summary:

At the refueling pad, the crew chief picked up the refueling nozzle and after cleaning it plugged the ground in while placing the nozzle in the tank. Fuel spilled on the aircraft and caught on fire. In ducking, the crew chief pulled the fuel full on where it locked due to the ratchet type nozzle causing fuel to continue to feed the fire. The fire was put out with extinguishers.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000340
Date: 01/31/68 Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03119 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000340
Date: 01/31/68
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03131 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000340
Date: 01/31/68
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATERfor Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03153 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000446
Date: 02/06/68
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0700 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03706 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001344
Date: 09/08/69
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT022054
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )Loss to Inventory

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001344
Date: 09/08/69
Incident number: 690908231ACD Accident case number: 690908231 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 294128
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 MILLS JG
P W1 MURASKA PP
CE E4 STANTON LW
G SP4 BROOKS AMBROSE H JR KIA

Passengers:
, MCO, G; , FCO, G;


Accident Summary:

AT APPROXIMATELY 0255 HOURS ON THE MORNING OF 8 SEP 69 A SCRAMBLE WAS CALLED BY THE BIEN HOA TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER TO THE 117TH OPERATIONS. THE FIRE-FLY TEAM ON A FIVE MINUTE STAND-BY WAS NOTIFIED THAT AN MP HAD FALLEN OFF A BARGE NORTH OF THE LONG BINH RIVER BRIDGE. OTHER THAN ESSENTIAL INFORMATION AS TO CALL SIGNS, FREQUENCIES AND LOCATION, THE DETAILED CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE INCIDENT WERE UNKNOWN. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LOCATION, COMMUNICATION WAS MADE WITH THE PATROL BOATS WORKING IN THE AREA AND IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE MP HAD BEEN IN THE WATER FOR APPROXIMATELY 50 MINUTES AND THE CURRENTS WERE APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 15 KNOTS. THE 117TH AVN CO'S SOP STATES THAT THE FIRE-FLY TEAM WILL CONSIST OF TWO UH-1C AND ONE UH-1H. THE THREE AIRCRAFT ON THIS TYPE OF MISSION FLY IN A STACKED FORMATION. THE AIR MISSION COMMANDER FLYS AT THE HIGHEST ALTITUDE AND ACTS AS A C&C SHIP. THE LIGHT SHIP AND "LOW SHIP" COORDINATE TOGETHER AS TO ALTITUDES AND METHODS OF SEARCH, DEPENDING ON THE TACTICAL SITUATION. IN THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION THE AIR MISSION COMMANDER WAS ABOVE THE TWO UH-1C'S AND DIRECTED THE LIGHT SHIP TO THE LOCATION WHERE THE MP FELL INTO THE RIVER. THE LIGHT SHIP DESCENDED TO A WORKING ALTITUDE OF 200 FEET AND STARTED MAKING RIGHT 360 DEG TURNS OVER THIS AREA WORKING HIS WAY WITH THE CURRENT, SOUTH, TOWARDS THE BRIDGE. APPROXIMATELY 100 METERES BEFORE REACHING THE BRIDGE THE LIGHT SHIP TOOK UP A HEADING WHICH WOULD ALLOW HIM TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AT A RIGHT ANGLE. AT THIS TIME THE PILOT OF THE LOW SHIP SAID "HARD RIGHT" OVER THE UHF. IMMEDIATELY AIRCRAFT 66-15032 MADE A SHARP RIGHT TURN. AT APPROXIMATELY 30 DEG INTO HIS TURN HIS TAIL ROTOR APPARENTLY HIT THE HIGH TENSION POWER LINES CROSSING THE RIVER. AT THE TIME OF THE STRIKE THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A HARD RIGHT BANK WITH APPROXIMATELY 20 KNOTS AIRSPEED. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STARTED SPINNING HARD TO THE RIGHT. CW2 MILLS THOUGHT HE HAD LOST HIS TAIL ROTOR BUT WAS MAINLY CONCERNED IN KEEPING THE CYCLIC CENTERED FOR FEAR OF INVERTING HIS AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED THE WATER NOSE LOW AND SPINNING TO THE RIGHT, APPROXIMATELY 100 METERS NORTH OF THE BRIDGE. THE AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY BEGAN SINKING. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT MADE CONTACT WITH THE WATER, IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE GUNNER, SP4 BROOKS, EITHER JUMPED OR WAS THROWN FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE REMAINING CREW MEMBERS, STAYED INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT MADE CONTACT WITH THE WATER. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, PILOT AND CREW CHIEF SURFACED WITHIN 20 FEET OF EACH OTHER AFTER EXITING THE AIRCRAFT. SP4 BROOKS SURFACED APPROXIMATELY 75 METERS FROM THE REST OF THE CREW AND WAS SEEN BRIEFLY BY THE CREW AND SOME VIETNAMESE PEOPLE ON THE BRIDGE BEFORE HE WENT UNTER THE WATER.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: SP4 Ambrose H. Brooks, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/08/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 35.8
Date of Birth: 11/30/33
Home City: Oxford, NC
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-058
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15032
SSN: 245609699
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance ApprenticeMajor attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 07/10/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15032
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6809  23  701 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  26  727 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  54  781 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  60  841 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 102  943 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  72 1015 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  29 1044 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  35 1079 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  68 1147 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906   0 1147 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  79 1226 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  85 1311 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15056

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15056
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000252
Date: 11/25/67
Unit: C/3/17 CAVThis was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
for 25.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74143, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15056
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000478
Date: 03/17/68
Unit: HHT/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 07703 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15056
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000478
Date: 03/22/68
Unit: HHT/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 08201 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15056
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001285
Date: 06/13/69
Unit: 520 TC BN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: TRANSMISSION, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 16401 ()

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15056
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0367.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6809  39  752 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  27  779 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  61  840 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  47  887 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  79  966 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  68 1034 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  83 1117 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  56 1173 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  85 1258 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15062

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15062
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000279
Date: 01/22/68
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was in Descent at 0150 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 02201 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15062
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000576
Date: 04/27/68
Unit: HHT/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 095 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Armament system
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENTThe helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 11801 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15062
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001059
Date: 12/06/68
Accident case number: 681206021
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1200
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 DONNELLY JT

Accident Summary:

ACFT HOVERING WHEN ENG FAILED AC AUTO & LND HARD FIRE IN ENG COMPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED \ ENG FAIL DUE TO FOD FOD IDENT AS GREEN TAPE \

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15062
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0367.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7008  44 1528 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  65 1593 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  47 1640 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  41 1681 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  54 1735 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  34 1769 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  48 1817 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  71 1888 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  69 1957 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  87 2044 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  36 2080 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  65 2145 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  70 2215 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  60 2275 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  82 2357 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  79 2436 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  61 2497 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  36 2533 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  72 2605 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15102

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15102
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000287
Date: 03/06/68
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1500 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 06605 ()

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15102
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0467.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6811  59  870 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  80  950 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  42  992 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  85 1077 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  64 1141 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  50 1191 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  71 1262 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  96 1358 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 104 1462 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  58 1520 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  94 1614 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  65 1679 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  70 1749 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  58 1807 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15182

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15182
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000360
Date: 05/07/68
Unit: 334 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and 110 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 12804 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15182
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001428
Date: 07/02/69
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, ARMAMENT
Casualties = 02 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 18301 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15182
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00002165
Date: 07/08/70
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT984412
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15182
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0767.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6812  62  934 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  60  994 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  69 1063 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  60 1123 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  55 1178 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  76 1254 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  75 1329 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  99 1428 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  87 1515 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  46 1561 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  68 1629 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  95 1724 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  28 1752 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  78 1830 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  86 1916 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  73 1989 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  54 2043 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  73 2116 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  49 2165 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15213

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15213
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867Total flight hours at this point: 00000321
Date: 01/30/68
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0600 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 20 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: TAIL ROTOR, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03014 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15213
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000462
Date: 04/22/68
Accident case number: 680422151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 189 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 216914
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 KREUTZ JR
P W3 FISH RM
G E4 NELSON AF

Accident Summary:

During flight, engine failure occured. The pilot entered an autorotation and selected a highway as the touch down point. The aircraft commander then observed 2 trucks on the highway. The aircraft commander then selected an alternate touch down point. The aircraft struck a hidden log in the grass. The engine failure was the result of failure of the number 3 bearing

This record was last updated on 04/13/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15213
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000462
Date: 04/25/68
Unit: 355 AVN
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA202681
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15213
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0867.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6709  15   15 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6710  67   82 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1C 66-15218

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15218
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00000282
Date: 01/08/68
Accident case number: 680108011
Unit: 355 AVN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 425
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 MORGAN JD

Accident Summary:

Engine failure. Forced landing with tail low attitude to decrease ground speed upon touchdown in confined area. Tail boom and stinger hit shoulder of ditch

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15218
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001472
Date: 09/09/69
Accident case number: 690909151
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3532
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 HAMILTON D

Accident Summary:

ENG COWLING FLEW OFF DUR FLT & STRUCK M/R/B ACFT CONTD TO LZ \ LATCH LOOSE PRIOR TO FLT \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15218
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001472
Date: 09/19/69
Accident case number: 690919091
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3100
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 PATTERSON CC

Accident Summary:

IN 10 DEG DIVE FR 1300 FT AT 110 KNOTS LF & RT XMSN COWLING BLEW OFF & STRUCK M/R BLADE ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15218The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001635
Date: 11/18/69
Unit: 191 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 6 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 32203

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15218
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001635
Date: 11/26/69
Unit: 191 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was Climbing at 0200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 33002

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0967.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7006  19 1834 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 110 1944 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  57 2001 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  81 2082 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  45 2127 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  69 2196 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  20 2235 WDX9AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  15 2250 WDX9AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16024

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16024
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000288
Date: 01/09/68
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0200 feet and 080 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 00906

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16024
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000989
Date: 12/03/68
Accident case number: 681203051
Unit: F/8 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 SHIMOKAWA HT
P O2 WYATT JW
G E4 GABRAL S

Accident Summary:

ACFT ON GND WHEN GUNNER LEFT ACFT & WALKED INTO T/R \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16024
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00002347
Date: 02/12/71
Accident case number: 710212021
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 MAURER HF

Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFTWAS TAKING-OFF FROM A TIGHTLY CONFINED LZ AND WAS HOVERING BACKWARDS WITH THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK A TALL TREE ON THE SIDE OF A HILL.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16024
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7201  83 3009 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202   0 3009 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16068

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16068
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000214
Date: 06/25/67
Accident case number: 670625011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 HUPPER NP
P W1 JOHNSON RE
CE E5 PHILLIPS DG
G E5 DUVALL TM

Accident Summary:

As the aircraft took-off from a Navy ship, the crew heard a loud noise in the engine. The EGT went up and the engine failed. While still over the water, the pilot entered an autorotation. On touch down the aircraft rolled to the right and the pilot continue the roll to the right. The aircraft sank in two minutes. There were no injuries

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6705 117  117 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16081

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16081
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000208
Date: 05/03/67
Unit: 173 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Climbing at 1200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 72618

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16081
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001708
Date: 03/23/69
Incident number: 690323191ACD Accident case number: 690323191 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Plantation in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT275351
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 3
costing 286745
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 DOUGLAS MB
P O2 EDWARDS GC
CE SP5 BARNES TOMMY LEE KIA
G E4 WICKS JD

Passengers: UNK UNK, LCO, G; O3 H SIEBIG, PAX, D; E7 JA YERSAK, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

THE CREW OF AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN FOUR HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. AT 1330 HOURS THEY COMMENCED THE MISSION OF RESUPPLYING AND INSERTING PASSENGERS AND SUPPLIES FROM FIRE SUPPORT BASE KATE. SUBJECT AIRCRAFT WAS THE FIRST OF THREE AIRCRAFT TO TAKE OFF FROM FSB KATE. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE AIRCRAFT HAD 800 LBS OF FUEL ON BOARD, A CREW OF FOUR, TWO PASSENGERS AND APPROXIMATELY TWENTY WATER BAGS, IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY FORTY LBS PER BAG. THE AIRCRAFT ARRIVED AT THE LANDING ZONE, 6 KM NORTHWEST FSB KATE AND CIRCLED SEVERAL TIMES PRIOR TO HIS APPROACH. THE OVAL SHAPED AREA WAS SURROUNDED BY TREES FROM 35 TO 100 FEET HIGH AND THICK UNDERBRUSH AT THE BOTTOM. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ELECTED TO MAKE A STEEP APPROACH ON AN APPROXIMATE HEADING OF NORTH. THE AIRCRAFT TERMINATED AT A HOVER SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FIVE AND THIRTY FEET AS TESTIFIED BY ^LT EDWARDS^ AND ^CPT SIEBIG.^ ^LT EDWARDS,^ PILOT, STATED THEY WERE RECEIVING BLADE STRIKES AS THE AIRCRAFT STARTED ITS DESCENT INTO THE LZ, AND CAME TO A HOVER THE FIRST TIME AT 25-30 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT LATER SETTLED TO APPROXIMATELY A FIVE FOOT HOVER AND THE CREW AND PASSENGERS WERE INSTRUCTED BY THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TO THROW OUT THE WATER BAGS. DURING THE CLIMB OUT ON A HEADING OF NORTH, THE AIRCRAFT STARTED VIBRATING AND AT ABOUT 60 TO 75 FEET THE AIRCRAFT MADE A LEFT TURN, STRUCK A TREE LIMB WITH THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE. AFTER STRIKING THE TREE THE AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY CRASHED TO THE GROUND WITH THE LEFT FRONT SIDE BEING THE FIRST POINT OF IMPACT, APPROXIMATELY 30 METERS WEST OF THE LANDING ZONE. THE #2 AIRCRAFT COMMANDER MADE A DESCENT INTO THE LZ AND EXTRACTED THE WOUNDED.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: SP5 Tommy Lee Barnes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/23/69 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 01/20/48
Home City: Harrisburg, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHCMajor organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-016
Short Summary: Killed instantly when took fire on resupply mission - A/C hit tree and rolled over. Flying in different ship as a favor for buddy.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16081
Service number: 16988132
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 10/11/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16081
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0267.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6809  25 1257 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  92 1349 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 103 1452 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  64 1516 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  75 1591 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 117 1708 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16089

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16089
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001045
Date: 06/26/69
Accident case number: 690626211
Unit: C/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 4606
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 CRAWFORD WH
IP W1 CORMACK BG

Accident Summary:

ON THE DATE AND TIME MENTIONED WO1 CORMACK WAS ADMINISTERING A 90 DAY STANDARDIZATION RIDE TO WO1 CRAWFORD. PRIOR TO BEGINNING THE RIDE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL SOP THEY HAD LANDED AND DISCHARGED THE CREW CHIEF, SSG WILLIAM B. TAYLOR NG 28202919, AND THE GUNNER, SP4 LESLIE H. JAMES RA52763266. THE STANDARDIZATION RIDE PROCEEDED IN A NORMAL MANNER WITH ALL MANEUVERS BEING ACCOMPLISHED SATISFACTORALLY. DURING THE LAST LOW LEVEL AUTOROTATION, TOUCHDOWN WAS ACCOMPLISHED ON THE EXTREME END OF WHAT CAN BE CONSIDERED THE USEABLE TRAINING AREA. GROUND SPEED AT TOUCHDOWN WAS EXCESSIVE DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE TOTAL GROUND RUN WAS 90 FEET. AT 50 FEET AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE LEFT SKID STRUCK A BAMBOO STUMP APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 10 INCHES HIGH. THE IMPACT BENT THE LEFT SKID IN TOWARDS THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY CAUSING THE CROSS TUBES TO BEND BACKWARDS AND THE RIGHT SKID TO COLLAPSE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SHUT DOWN AND A THOROUGH INSPECTION WAS MADE, WO1 CORMACK DECIDED THAT THE AIRCRAFT COULD BE FLOWN BACK TO THE COMPANY AREA AND PROCEEDED TO DO SO LANDING THE AIRCRAFT ON A BASE PREPARED OF STACKED SAND BAGS.\\

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7012  90 1144 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 100 1244 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  97 1341 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  97 1438 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 101 1539 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  61 1600 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  93 1693 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  75 1768 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  91 1859 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  79 1938 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  91 2029 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 109 2138 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112   0 2138 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 104 2242 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 103 2345 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

 

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16099

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16099
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001446
Date: 04/03/69
Accident case number: 690403401 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 3
costing 237504
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 SMITH RD
P O2 SCOTT JW
CE E4 WISNESKI JJ
G E3 LIBERATOSCIOLI L

Passengers:
UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK PT SCHWARTZ, PAX, G; UNK JL ASHTON, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW WERE ABOUT TO PERFORM A ROUTINE COMBAT SUPPORT MISSION AND WERE ENROUTE TO AN OUTPOST SOME 20 MILES FROM HA TIEN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS STARTED AT 0900 HOURS AND A COMPLETE SYSTEMS CHECK WAS PERFORMED AND FOUND TO BE GOOD. THE AC THEN MADE A HOVER CHECK AND WAS SATISFIED WITH ALL THE POWER SETTINGS. THE AC THEN ELECTED TO TAKE-OFF TO THE SOUTHWEST WHICH CAUSED A QUARTERING TAIL WIND CONDITION. AS THE AC CLEARED THE SEA WALL HE STARTED LOSING RPM AND CONTINUED TO DO SO UNTIL HE DECIDED TO ABORT AND DITCH THE AIRCRAFT. THE AC ATTEMPTED TO REGAIN RPM BY LOWERING THE COLLECTIVE AND FLARING THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS 30 TO 40 KNOTS AND ESTIMATED TO BE 25 FEET OFF THE WATER WHEN THE AC DECIDED TO DITCH THE HELICOPTER. THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE WATER AND BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR AND THEN HIT AGAIN COMING TO A STOP. THE ADVANCING MAIN ROTOR HIT THE WATER AND ROLLED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE WATER AND BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR AND THEN HIT AGAIN COMING TO A STOP. THE ADVANCING MAIN ROTOR HIT THE WATER AND ROLLED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS AFLOAT LONG ENOUGH FOR NAVY SWIFT BOATS TO ARRIVE AND RESCUE THE CREW AND PASSENGERS.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0267.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6705  78   78 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6706 168  246 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6707 102  348 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6708  99  447 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6709  61  508 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6710  74  582 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16127

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16127
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000000
Date: 06/21/67
Accident case number: 670621011
Unit: DIROF SUP TRAN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 351
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 BAKER RB
P W1 SNOOK AL
CE E4 GOODPAST TG
G E4 HITZEMAN RF

Accident Summary:

Aircraft struck some barbed wire in the LZ. The pilot did not see the wire in time to avoid contact

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16127
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367Total flight hours at this point: 00000000
Date: 07/29/67
Unit: USARV FLT DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0100 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73323

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16127
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0367.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7105  11 2351 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  12 2363 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107   0 2363 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108   4 2367 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109   8 2375 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  14 2389 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  32 2421 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  10 2431 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  31 2462 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 106 2568 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16143

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16143
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000527
Date: 03/09/68
Accident case number: 680309041
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ban Me Thuot in Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 66067
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WEST FE
P W1 MIRON WO

Accident Summary:

While terminating an approach, the aircraft commander heard a loud grinding noise and the aircraft lost power, yawed left, and dropped from 2 feet. Engine failure, cause unknown

This record was last updated on 01/31/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16143
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001214
Date: 04/26/69
Accident case number: 690426131
Unit: 173 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 7
costing 39745
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 HAAS ME
P O2 WINDLE EL
CE E4 WHITE MJ
G E3 DAVIE JF

Passengers:
UNK UNK, LCO, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G; UNK UNK, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

AT 1430 HOURS ON 26 APRIL 1969, THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW WERE ASSIGNED A SINGLE SHIP MISSION TO EXTRACTA SIX MAN LONG RANGE RECONNAISSANCE PATROL FROM A PICKUP ZONE AT COORDINATES XT735567. THE PICKUP ZONE WAS A CONFINED AREA THAT WAS APPROXIMATELY 50 METERS LONG AND 30 METERS WIDE. THE LONG AXIS OF THE AREA BEING GENERALLY EAST TO WEST. THE CENTER OFTHE PICKUP ZONE HAD SCATTERED UNDERBRUSH AND TREE STUMPS UP TO THREE FEET THROUGHOUT AND THE AREA WAS SURROUNDED ENTIRELY BY TREES RANGING IN HEIGHT FROM 75-125 FEET. AT APPROXIMATELY 1415 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, ^CPT. HAAS^, FLEW TO THE AREA TO MAKE THE EXTRACTION AND RETURN THE LONG RANGE RECONNAISSANCE PATROL TO LAI KHE, RVN, WHICH WAS THEIR HOME STATION. THE TOTAL TURN AROUND TIME FOR THE MISSION WAS TO BE APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES. AFTER ARRIVING ON STATION AT THE PICKUP ZONE THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER MADE AN AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE OF THEAREA AND THEN MADE A 5 FOOT HOVER CHECK. HE HAD A LOAD OF 1100 PUNDS OF FUEL AND SIX U.S. SOLDIERS AND WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN 6600 RPM AT A 5 FOOT HOVER. AFTER PERFORMING THE HOVER CHECK HE HOVERED BACKWARDS IN THE PICKUP ZONE (TO THE EAST) SO AS TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE LONG AXIS OF THE AREA. HETHEN ATTEMPTED A NORMAL TAKEOFF TO THE WEST BECAUSE THIS AFFORDED HIM THE CLEAREST TAKEOFF AXIS. AS THE TIP PATH PLANE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS TILTED FORWARD DURING TAKEOFF TO GAIN FORWARD SPEED AND TRANSLATIONAL LIFT REQUIRED FOR A NORMAL TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SETTLE BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF LIFT ON THE ROTOR SYSTEM. TO COMPENSATE FOR THIS LOSSOF LIFT AND TO AVOID STRIKING THE UNDERBRUSH AND STUMPS IN THE AREA, ADDITIONAL COLLECTIVE PITCH WASAPPLIED BY ^CPT HAAS^. THIS SUBSEQUENT INCREASE INPITCH REQUIRED MORE POWER THAN WAS AVAILABLE FOR THE EXISTING LOAD CONDITION AND APPROXIMATELY 600 ENGINE RPM WAS LOST. THIS LOSS OF RPM COMPOUNDED THE PROBLEMS OF MAKING A NORMAL TAKEOFF FROM THE CONFINED AREA. DUE TO THE HEAVY GROSS WEIGHT (APPROXIMATELY 8500 POUNDS) AND THE SHORT DISTANCE TO THE BARRIERS (50 METERS) TRANSLATIONAL LIFT WAS NOT OBTAINED. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER REALIZING THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO CLEAR THE BARRIERS AND THAT HE WASCOMMITTED TO TAKEOFF BECAUSE OF THE UNDERBRUSH ANDSTUMPS IN THE AREA MADE A LEFT BANKING MANEUVER TOAVOID CONTACT WITH A TREE AT THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE PICKUP ZONE. THIS MANEUVER WAS ONLY PARTIALLY COMPLETED AND THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES OF THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE TRUNK OF A NINE INCH DIAMETER TREE. THIS TREE STRIKE DESTROYED APPROXIMATELY TWO FEET OFF THE TIPS OF BOTH MAIN ROTOR BLADES. THIS DAMAGE TO THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CAUSED A PARTIAL LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED FORWARD STRIKING TWO ADDITIONAL TREES WITH THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES BEFORE IMPACTING THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 100 METERS WEST OF THE INITIAL TAKEOFF POINT. UPON CONTACT WITH THE GROUND BOTH SKIDS WERETORN FROM THE AIRCRAFT AND THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE FUSELAGE WAS DAMAGED. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF TAKEOFF IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION. AFTER IMPACT THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ATTEMPTED TO SHUT DOWN THE AIRCRAFT BUT ENCOUNTERED DIFFICULTY IN THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO ROLL THE THROTTLE PAST THE FLIGHT IDLE DETENT. AT THIS TIME ALL CREWMEMBERS AND PASSENGERS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER SET UP A SECURITY PERIMETER IN THE AREA AND THEN RETURNED TO THE AIRCRAFT AND SHUT DOWN THE AIRCRAFT.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0367.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6802  68  527 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803   0  527 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804   0  527 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16168

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16168
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000635
Date: 11/08/67
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
Unknown this helicopter was at Hover at 0150 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 74050

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16168
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000805
Date: 01/09/68
Accident case number: 680109121 Unit: 189 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 14386
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MILLER RE
P W1 JOHNSON LE

Accident Summary:

A loud bang was heard during flight. The aircraft yawed left. Pilot went into an autorotation. Aircraft fell through from the flare causing a hard landing. Main drive shaft failed suspect maintenance error. Seal in forward end of main drive shaft failed

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16168
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00002268
Date: 04/06/70
Unit: D/1/10 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was an Inactive mission for Parked
While on Helo Pad this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (SATCHEL)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: INSTRUMENTS, MULTIPLE
The helicopter was parked.
Entry for parked aircraft.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 01616, SIF (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6704  51   52 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16181

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000508
Date: 01/21/68
Accident case number: 680121041 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 155 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ban Me Thuot in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HENSON FK
P W1 WATSON RW

Accident Summary:

Upon takeoff under extremely dusty conditions, the aircraft commander failed to supply sufficient power to obtain translational lift. Aircraft commander decided to abort the takeoff instead of risking dropping over the ledge and hovered backwards under IFR conditions. Upon hovering to the rear the right skid came in contact with the ground letting the rotor blade strike the runway and causing major damage to the aircraft


War Story:
Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00003730
Date: 07/13/72 Unit: 605 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD360405
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0367.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6808 147  655 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 114  769 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  89  858 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  77  935 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  96 1031 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 110 1141 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  77 1218 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 115 1333 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  71 1404 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 101 1505 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 109 1614 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  92 1706 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908 107 1813 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 100 1913 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 104 2017 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  87 2104 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16196

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6806  92  898 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 179 1077 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 112 1189 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16262

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16262
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00002197
Date: 06/30/70
Accident case number: 700630211
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phan Thiet in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 62704
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 BEAM TD
P W1 CAMPBELL TA
CE E5 LOWERY FL
G E4 GALLION DB

Passengers:
CC CHIEF, GM, G;


Accident Summary:

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

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16262
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00003196
Date: 06/07/71
Accident case number: 710607051
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phan Rang Bay in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 3000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CLAY R
P O2 KRAUS R

Passengers:
UNKNOWN, GG, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AC WAS HOVERING THE AIRCRAFT OUT OF A REVETMENT AT A 3' HOVER. AC WAS CLEARED TO HOVER THE AIRCRAFT BACKWARDX. AS HE STARTED HOVERING THE AIRCRAFT BACKWARDS THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES OF THE AIRCRAFT CAME INTO CONTACT WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. THE AC SET THE AIRCRAFT DOWN IMMEDIATELY.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16262It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0467.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6809 101  912 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  85  997 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 100 1097 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  99 1196 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  86 1282 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  83 1365 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903   0 1365 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16264

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16264
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000397
Date: 07/20/68
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6804  31   34 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805 151  185 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 138  323 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16278

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001411Date: 04/18/69
Accident case number: 690418302
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MANN PA
P W1 HRUBIK JA
CE E4 WILSON M
G E5 MURPHY D

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001941
Date: 11/29/69
Unit: 173 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Troop Insertation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0010 feet and 015 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (BOOBY TRAP)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, DRIVESHAFT, POWER TRAIN, FUEL SYS, OIL SYS, TAIL ROTOR, PERSONNEL, TRANSMISSION
Casualties = 02 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 00203 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6804  46   51 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805 131  182 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 136  318 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 151  469 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 103  572 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16283

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16283
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00002171
Date: 07/29/70
Incident number: 700729121ACD Accident case number: 700729121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 298304
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P W1 MILLER JN
P CW2 EMCH JAMES KENNETH KIA

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT ^66-16283^ DEPARTED VINH LONG ARMY AIRFIELD AT APPROXIMATELY 1015 HOURS ENROUTE TO DONG TAM. UPON ARRIVAL AT DONG TAM A PASSENGER, ^WO1 DANIEL L. GREVE^, WAS LET OFF TO AWAIT HIS TURN FOR A 90-DAY STANDARDIZATION CHECK RIDE. ^WO1 MILLER^, THE FIRST ONE OF THE TWO PILOTS UP FOR A CHECK RIDE, DEPARTED THE RAMP AREA WITH ^CW2 EMCH^ ON BOARD AS THE IP. DURING THE CHECK RIDE THE FOLLOWING SERIES OF MANEUVERS WERE DEMONSTRATED AND PRACTICED: 3 STRAIGHT-IN AUTOROTATIONS ON THE NORTH-SOUTH RUNWAY, THEN 2 LOW-LEVEL AUTOROTATIONS. THE LAST MANEUVER OVER THE FIELD WAS A SIMULATED HYDRAULIC FAILURE. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS MANEUVER THE IP LEFT THE PATTERN AND FLEW A MILE OR TWO WEST OF THE FIELD WHERE STANDARD POWER OFF MANEUVERS WERE PERFORMED. INCLUDED IN THESE MANEUVERS WERE OTHER POWER OFF DEMONSTRATIONS SUCH AS "WHEN YOU LOSE POWER YOU LEAVE PITCH IN TO EXTEND GLIDE AND HOW DIFFERENT AIRSPEEDS WILL INCREASE OR DECREASE YOUR RATE OF DESCENT AND YOUR RATE OF GLIDE." (QUOTE FROM PILOT; TAB D) AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS INSTRUCTOR WAS DEMONSTRATING LOW ALTITUDE ENGINE FAILURE FROM 20 FEET ALTITUDES AND AN 80 KNOT ENTRY SPEED. THE THROTTLE WAS ROLLED OFF, A FLARE INITIATED WITH FIXED PITCH TO GAIN AN ALTITUDE OF FIFTY FEET WHERE UPON PITCH WAS THEN LOWERED. THIS WAS THE LAST RECOLLECTION OF EVENTS UNTIL THE PILOT REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER THE ACCIDENTAND REACHED OVER TO TURN OFF THE FUEL SWITCH.\\ THE AIRCRAFT EMPACTED IN A NOSE LOW ALTITUDE IN A STRAIGHT FORWARD DIRECTION IN A LEVEL RICE PADDY. IT SKIDDED ABOUT 20 FEET, HIT A 3-FOOT MUD DIKE, PLOWED THROUGH IT, AND CAME TO REST AT APPROXIMATELY A 35 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE DIKE WITH THE TAIL BOOM AND TAIL ROTOR WITHOUT APPARENT VISUAL DAMAGE (TAB E AND 9). THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT CATCH FIRE. THE PILOT SITTING IN THE RIGHT SEAT LEFT THE AIRCRAFT AND WALKED AROUND THE FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT OVER TO THE LEFT SIDE. HE REMOVED THE THEN LIFELESS BODY OF THE IP. THE TWO PILOTS WERE EVACUATED BY A PASSING AIRCRAFT TO ^TAN AN MEDICAL DISPENSARY.^ FROM THERE A MEDIVAC HELICOPTER TOOK THE PILOT TO THE ^93RD EVACUATION HOSPITAL^ AND TOOK THE IP TO THE MORQUE AT TAN SON NHUT AIRPORT.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: CW2 James Kenneth Emch
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/29/70 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.1
Date of Birth: 06/27/50
Home City: Spokane, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-065
Short Summary: Died of head injuries in crash after engine failure near Ben Tre.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16283
SSN: 539507374 Service number: W3166098
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at seaCompliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/03/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Episcopal (Anglican)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16283
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0467.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6804  27   29 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805 100  129 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 66-16285

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16285
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000962
Date: 12/17/68
Accident case number: 681217211 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 RUGG RP
P O2 JOHNSTON JE
CE UNK SMITH
G FULLER

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT ^66-16285^ WAS BEING FLOWN BY ^1LT RUGG AND JOHNSTON^ AS THE C&C SHIP FOR THE COMBAT OPERATIONS OF THE ^191ST ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY^ ON ^17 DECEMBER 1968^. THE SHIP LEFT ^DONG TAM^ BASE CAMP AT ^0745^ HOURS WITH A FULL LOAD OF FUEL AND PROCEEDED TO THE DAY'S AREA OF OPERATION. WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FINAL INSERTION IN THE AREA, ^LT RUGG^ NOTED THE 20 MINUTE FUEL WARNING LIGHT TO APPEAR, HE INFORMED THE GROUND COMMANDER OF THIS, AND THEN PROCEEDED TO ^MY PHOUC TAY^ TO REFUEL WITH 300 LBS. PLUS OF FUEL BEING INDICATED. HE HAD BEEN FLYING FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES WHEN THE LEFT FUEL BOOST PUMP CAUSTION LIGHT CAME ON, AND IMMEDIATELY THERE AFTER THE FUEL PRESSURE, WHICH HAD BEEN FLUCTUATING, DROPPED TO ZERO, AND A LOSS OF POWER WAS NOTED. ^LT RUGG^ ENTERED AUTOROTATION, GAINED POWER ON THE WAY DOWN, AND MADE A POWER TERMINATED LANDING IN A RICE PADDY AREA LESS THAN A MILE FROM ^MY PHOUC TAY^. THE SHIP RETURNED TO POWER WITH A MAXIMUM OF 6400 RPM, NORMAL FUEL PRESSURE OF 24 PSI, AND THE WARNING LIGHT WENT OUT. THE INFANTRY C&C PARTY GOT INTO ANOTHER SHIP. THE ^191ST^ HAD RECEIVED ENEMY FIRE FROM THIS AREA EARLIER IN THE DAY AND ^LT. RUGG'S^ OWN EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA TOLD HIM IT WAS AN UNDESIRABLE PLACE TO REMAIN. FOR THESE REASONS, HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE ^MY PHOUC TAY^. A FINAL INSTRUMENT CHECK SHOWED ALL IN ORDER. AS HE BEGAN HIS CLIMB OUT OVER A SMALL TREE LINE, THE LEFT FUEL BOOST PUMP CAUTION LIGHT APPEARED, THE FULE PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO, AND THE ENGINE FAILED COMPLETELY. ^LT. RUGG^ IMMEDIATELY ENTERED AUTOROTATION. HE WAS FORCED TO HOLD EXTRA PITCH IN TO CLEAR THE TREE LINE. HIS TOUCH DOWN WAS LEVEL AND STRAIGHT, BUT DUE TO THE SOFT MUD AND LACK OF CUSHION CAPABILITY REMAINING, THE SKIDS CAUGHT DEEP IN THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER COMING TO REST ON ITS LEFT SIDE, 180 DEG TO ITS APPROACH PATH.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16285
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0467.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6804  43   45 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805  91  136 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 132  268 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807  89  357 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 172  529 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16352

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7107  61 3211 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  56 3267 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  28 3295 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16381

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16381
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000179
Date: 08/27/67
Unit: 155 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 1700 feet and 065 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73534

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16381
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000599
Date: 12/10/67
Unit: 155 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Command and Control
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0080 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: TAIL ROTOR
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 74407

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16381
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001933
Date: 03/11/69
Accident case number: 690311101
Unit: 155 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ban Me Thuot in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3149
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ERICKSON TE

Accident Summary:

WHEN LDG IN PZ ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF INTENDED LDG AREA & TAIL BOOM HIT A STUMP \

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6912  39 2074 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001 106 2180 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  85 2265 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  70 2335 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  99 2434 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 116 2550 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  93 2643 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007  95 2738 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 140 2878 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  99 2977 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16397

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16397
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001245
Date: 09/16/69
Accident case number: 690916241
Unit: 45 MED
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1830
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 WASHBURN DA

Accident Summary:

DURING HOVER FOR REPOSITIONING ACFT T/R STRUCK REVETMENT WALL CAUSING ICDT DMG TO T/R & T/R HUB \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16397
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001605
Date: 01/08/70
Unit: 45 MED
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATERThis was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was at Hover at 0010 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 9 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG, 7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE, COMM SYS, ENGINE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, FM385, SIF, 00594, BDART, JSIDR, CRAFX (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7101  20 2373 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  81 2454 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 107 2561 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 106 2667 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  85 2752 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  97 2849 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  63 2912 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  84 2996 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 102 3098 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  86 3184 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 120 3304 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112   0 3304 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16467

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16467
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00002484
Date: 08/20/70
Accident case number: 700820141
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 FRY T

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT LOST ALL ENGINE OIL IN FLIGHT DUE TO HOLE IN ENGINE OIL COOLER. OIL COOLER WAS PUNCTURED BY A BRANCH WHEN AIRCRAFT WENT INTO AN LZ FILLED WITH SMALL BUSHES EARLIER IN THE FLIHGT.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16467
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00003836
Date: 11/15/71
Accident case number: 711115051
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Plantation in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 32255
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 KELLY DM
P O2 VAN SLYCK DR
CE E4 HENDERSON NR
G E4 VONDERAHE CA

Passengers:
, GM, G; O4 CJ MIX, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

^WO1 KELLY^ ACTING IN HIS CAPACITY AS AC AND ^1LT VAN SLYCK^ ACTING AS PILOT WERE ASSIGNED A DCS MISSION IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS AT QUAN LOI, RVN ON 15 NOVEMBER 1971. AT APPROXIMATELY 0530 HRS ON THE MORNING OF 15 NOVEMBER 1971, ^WO1 KELLY^ AND ^1LT VAN SLYCK^ PERFORMED AN ADEQUATE PREFLIGHT OF THEIR AIRCRAFT (66-16467). AT 0700 THEY DEPARTED PLANTATION FOR QUAN LOI AND ARRIVED AT THEIR DESTINATION ABOUT 0800 HRS AT WHICH TIME THEY SHUT THEIR AIRCRAFT DOWN. DURING THE NEXT THREE (3) HRS THEY WERE GIVEN TWO MISSIONS TO FLY BACK AND FORTH TO LOC NINH, BUT ULTIMATELY SHUT DOWN AGAIN AT QUAN LOI AT 1100 HRS. DURING THESE MISSIONS THEY EXPERIENCED NO OPERATIONAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE AIRCRAFT. THEY ALSO CHECKED ALL OIL LEVELS AND ROTOR HUBS AFTER EACH PARTICULAR PHASE OF FLIGHT. AT APPROXIMATELY 1130 HRS THEY WERE CALLED OUT AGAIN TO PERFORM A MEDEVAC FOR A DOWNED HELICOPTER CREW (VNAF) APPROXIMATELY 5NM FROM LOC NINH. THEY PICKED UP THREE (3) CREW MEMBERS AND DEPARTED THE AREA ENROUTE TO BIEN HOA. WHILE ENROUTE THEY RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS TO CHANGE THEIR DESTINATION AND DELIVER THEIR PASSENGERS TO TAN SON NHUT AFB FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION. AT 1212 HRS, APPROXIMATELY 5 NM NORTH OF TAN SON NHUT, AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2000' MSL, AN AIRSPEED OF 80 KTS, AND A HEADING OF 180 DEGREES, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION AND EXTREMELY LOUD GRINDING NOISES COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION AREA. ^WO1 KELLY^ ASSUMED THE AIRCRAFT HAD A TRANSMISSION FAILURE AND LOWERED THE PITCH. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED AT A RATE OF 500 FPM. DURING THIS TIME A MAYDAY CALL WAS MADE BY WO1 KELLY AND ^1LT VAN SLYCK^ LOCKED BOTH SHOULDER HARNESSES AND MONITORED ALL INSTRUMENTS. BOTH AC AND PILOT SAW NO ABNORMAL INDICATIONS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BUT CONTINUED THEIR DESCENT. ^WO1 KELLY^ DETERMINED AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FT AGL THAT HIS APPROACH WAS SHALLOW AND FAST. HE BEGAN TO INITIATE A DECELERATION FROM 80 KTS. AT 10 - 15 FT AGL THE NOSE BEGAN TO YAW TO THE RIGHT AND HE APPLIED LEFT PEDAL, HOWEVER THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT RESPOND. HE HIT A MARSHY AREA HEELS FIRST AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE TO HIS FLIGHT PATH SKIDDING APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET. DURING THE SKID, THE AIRCRAFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT ANOTHER 45 DEGREES. ALL CREWMEMBERS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT WITHOUT SHUTTING THE AIRCRAFT DOWN. AFTER ALL INDIVIDUALS WERE OUT AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT EXPLODE, 1LT VAN SLYCK RETURNED TO THE AIRCRAFT AND SHUT IT DOWN. COMMUNICATIONS ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE USED TO NOTIFY THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. THERE WAS NO FIRE, THE AIRCRAFT REMAINED UPRIGHT, AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES A QUICK INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE NO. 1 HANGER BEARING HAD FAILED RATHER THAN THE TRANSMISSION.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7007   4 2381 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 103 2484 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  96 2580 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  99 2679 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 100 2779 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  70 2849 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  96 2945 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 3036 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 101 3137 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  93 3230 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  83 3313 WAX7AA 114 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  84 3397 WAX7AA 114 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  84 3481 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  90 3571 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  95 3666 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 121 3787 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  49 3836 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112   1 3837 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 103 3940 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 112 4052 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

 

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16513

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16513
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00003053
Date: 11/02/70
Accident case number: 701102061
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 DAWSON JB

Accident Summary:

ON FINAL APPROACH TO TAN TRU AC NOTED HELIPAD WAS OCCUPIED AND MADE GO AROUND. PASSENGER SAID TO PUT HIM DOWN ON THE ROAD. ROAD LOOKED CLEAR. ON SIT DOWN MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK WIRE RUNNING ALONG ROADSIDE SEVERING WIRE AND CAUSING INCIDENT DAMGGE TO ONE M/R BLADE.\\

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6903  97 1143 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  62 1205 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 124 1329 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 101 1430 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  74 1504 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908 106 1610 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  80 1690 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 109 1799 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  75 1874 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  57 1931 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  75 2006 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  90 2096 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 103 2199 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 101 2300 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 107 2407 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 114 2521 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 127 2648 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 112 2760 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  79 2839 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 103 2942 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 111 3053 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 123 3176 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16543

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0667.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  89 2331 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  93 2424 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

13Mar93 crashed at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN

while on a training mission with the MN ANG and 69-15857(not a 117th a/c)

also crashed (mid-air)

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16562

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16562
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000477
Date: 10/16/68
Accident case number: 681016041
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3018
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MCGINNITY FD

Accident Summary:

During takeoff, the main rotor blades came in contact with trees causing incident damage to the blades

This record was last updated on 04/14/99

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16562
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001683
Date: 01/02/70
Accident case number: 700102071
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 875
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MICHAELIS FG

Accident Summary:

PULLING MCQUIRE RIG T/R SKID CONTACTED T/R/B ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16562
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001683
Date: 01/17/70
Accident case number: 700117061
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 4724Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FETTERS GR
P W1 CLIFTON JL
CE E4 MILLER CA
G E4 PURRINGTON KD

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT 66-16562 LANDED ON THE PSP PAD AT BARIA, RVN ON A NORMAL DCS MISSION. THE SHIP HAD LANDED TO FACE NORTHEAST. WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR PASSENGERS ANOTHER AIRCRAFT LANDED TO THEIR LEFT. WHEN LOADED, THE PILOT TOLD HIS CREW THAT HE WOULD PICK THE SHIP UP TO A LOW OVER AND MOVE THE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT WHERE HE COULD MAKE A 90 DEGREE TURN AND TAKE OFF INTO THE WIND, WHICH HAD CHANGED INTO A RIGHT CROSS WIND BY THIS TIME. THE AIRCRAFT HAD 1200 PLUS POUNDS OF FUEL ON BOARD AND EIGHT VIETNAMESE PASSENGERS WITH THEIR BELONGINGS, BUT WAS NOT OVER THE ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT. THE SHIP HAD BEEN RUNNING OUT OF LEFT PEDAL ON A COUPLE OF MISSIONS EARLIER IN THE DAY AND THAT IS WHY THE PILOT WANTED TO PICK IT UP TO A LOW HOVER. WHEN THE SHIP WAS CLEARED TO HOVER THE PILOT PICKED IT UP AND PROCEEDED TO MOVE RIGHT. THE RIGHT REAR SKID CAUGHT ON THE PSP AND THE AIRCRAFT TILTED RIGHT. THE PILOT LEVELED THE SHIP AND AT THIS TIME THE PILOT RAN OUT OF LEFT PEDAL. HE SET THE AIRCRAFT DOWN TO KEEP THE TAIL FROM SWINGING INTO THE OTHER SHIP ON THE LEFT. ON INSPECTION, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PSP WAS PULLED UP AND DAMAGED THE REAR BELLY OF THE SHIP WHEN IT HAD BEEN SET DOWN. THE 117TH WAS NOTIFIED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO HOME STATION BY A MAINTENANCE OFFICER.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16562
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001781
Date: 09/17/70
Accident case number: 700917101
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:P W1 BLANCHARD HF

Accident Summary:

MAKING INSERT INTO ROUGH AREA WITH HIGH BRASS, MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK SMALL TREE. MAIN ROTOR BLADE WILL NEED REPLACED.\\

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6810  64  477 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 123  600 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  70  670 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  94  764 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  73  837 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  94  931 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904 103 1034 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  78 1112 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 105 1217 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  77 1294 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  94 1388 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  74 1462 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  50 1512 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  83 1595 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  38 1633 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16581

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16581
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000022
Date: 07/25/67
Unit: USARV FLT DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0045 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . . The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73308

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16581
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000080
Date: 08/25/67
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Command and Control
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0030 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit causing Spalling.
Systems damaged were: INSTRUMENTS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73513

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16581
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000080
Date: 08/25/67
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0010 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
The helicopter Continued Flight. The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 73516

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16581
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0667.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  40 3161 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202   2 3163 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16599

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16599
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000743
Date: 07/13/68
Accident case number: 680713121
Unit: A/4 AVN 4 INF
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 90352
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
MN W1 ABELL JM

Passengers:
E5 JR TAYLOR, TO, G;


Accident Summary:

After refueling, the aircraft departed runway 27 and during the turn to enter downwind, engine failure occurred and autorotation was initiated immediately. At approximately 50 feet altitude, the aircraft began to fall rapidly resulting in a hard landing. The rear cross tube assembly collapsed and the tail boom was deflected downward excessively, inducing stoppage of drive train components. Pilots altitude indicator was missing from the aircraft. No seats or seat belts were installed for passengers

This record was last updated on 04/16/97

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16599
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0767.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7002   4 1553 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  74 1627 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  94 1721 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  99 1820 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  98 1918 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007  81 1999 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  21 2020 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  95 2115 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  90 2205 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  90 2295 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 110 2405 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16727

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16727
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000436
Date: 06/30/68
Accident case number: 680630041
Unit: 355 AVN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 11875
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O2 POWELL TT

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was on a log mission. The LZ being used was tight and located on a ridge. The main rotor blades struck tall trees on short final

This record was last updated on 04/14/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16727
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000485
Date: 07/18/68
Unit: OPM SEA NITEOPS
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (ROCKET)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section causing a Blast.
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE, TAIL ROTOR
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, HDSV (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. )

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16727
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0867.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7007  64 1293 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 131 1424 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  90 1514 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 109 1623 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16772

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16772
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00002457
Date: 07/16/70
Accident case number: 700716091
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
costing 103230
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 BROCKLEHURST RA
P W1 CONLEY PJ
CE E4 BILLINGS JA
G E5 SPAULDING GV

Passengers:
**** GM MECHANIC, GM, G;


Accident Summary:

THE UH-1H, SN:^66-16772^ HAD FLOWN 01+45 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT WITH NO INDICATIONS OF IMPENDINNG MALFUNCTIONS. AT 1045 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS READY FOR DEPARTURE FROM THE SONG BE SPECIAL FORCES PAD. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP TO A TWO FOOT STABILIZED HOVER, PERFORMED A HOVER CHECK WITH ALL INSTRUMENTS INDICATING NORMAL OPERATION, EITH SUFFICIENT POWER TO EXECUTE THE TAKE OFF. THE WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS HEADING APPROXIMATELY 210. JUST PRIOR TO INITIATING THE TAKE OFF THE AIRCRAFT STARTED A ROLL TO THE RIGHT WITH THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER COUNTERACTING WITH LEFT CUCLIC. THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO RESPOND AND THE ROLL CONTINUED UNTILL THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES IMPACTED WITH THE GROUND. THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM AND MAIN TRANSMISSION WERE SEPERATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT AT THE LOWER TRANSMISSION CASE CAUSING THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES TO PARTIALLY SEVER THE TAIL BOOM BELOW THE 90 GEAR BOX. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST PARTIALLY INVERTED, ON ITS UPPER RIGHT SIDE. THE TRANSMISSION AND MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM CAME TO REST ON THE EXPOSED UNDERSIDE OF THE TAIL BOOM SLIGHTLY TO THE REAR OF THE TAIL BOOM ATTACHING POINTS. BOTH PILOTS EXECUTED A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN SEQUENCE AND ALL CREWMEMBERS AND PASSENGERS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. THE ENGINE REMAINED RUNNING FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES AFTER THE SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES WERE COMPLETED. THERE WAS NO FIRE.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0867.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6808 162  499 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 130  629 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810 124  753 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 108  861 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  84  945 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 106 1051 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 108 1159 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  99 1258 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904 114 1372 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  86 1458 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  94 1552 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 120 1672 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908 135 1807 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  36 1843 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 105 1948 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  51 1999 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  68 2067 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  90 2157 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  91 2248 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  61 2309 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  80 2389 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  68 2457 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006   0 2457 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16875

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0967.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6802  98  112 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803 182  294 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804  32  326 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805 144  470 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 135  605 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 133  738 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 167  905 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16920

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1067.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  77 4128 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  91 4219 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-16949

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16949
The Army purchased this helicopter 1067
Total flight hours at this point: 00000724
Date: 04/22/69
Accident case number: 690422071
Unit: E/82 ARTY 1 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Phouc Vinh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3700
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 RHULE SP

Accident Summary:

ACFT AT LOW LEVEL FLT & BLADES STRUCK TREE DAM TO M/R BLADES \

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  94 3090 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  92 3182 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-17031

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17031
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000189
Date: 02/27/68
Accident case number: 680227061
Unit: 173 ABN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0costing 2500
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CARMICHAEL CA

Accident Summary:

Aircraft was parked and the crew was waiting for the blades to stop after shut down when a jeep drove into the rotor path with antenna. Crew chief attempted to stop the individual by hand signals. The EM only ducked his head and kept driving and the antenna hit the rotor blades

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1167.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7101  39 2187 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  82 2269 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 126 2395 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 103 2498 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 100 2598 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  98 2696 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  72 2768 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  61 2829 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  93 2922 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  95 3017 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 105 3122 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  94 3216 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  88 3304 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 114 3418 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 66-17116

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17116
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001603
Date: 11/08/69
Accident case number: 691108071
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0costing 6000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 NORBECK EL

Accident Summary:

ACFT COMING IN LZ TO RECOVER DOWNED ACFT & M/R/B STRUCK TREE ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17116
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001603
Date: 11/24/69
Accident case number: 691124201
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6050
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ELLIS BL

Accident Summary:

ACFT ON TAKEOFF IN UNPREPARED LZ M/R BLADES HIT SMALL TREES \

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1267.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6809  92  303 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  98  401 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  98  499 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812 101  600 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 100  700 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  53  753 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  76  829 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  81  910 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 114 1024 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 104 1128 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 102 1230 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  70 1300 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 105 1405 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 103 1508 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  95 1603 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  75 1678 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17165

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17165
The Army purchased this helicopter 0168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001760
Date: 03/10/70
Accident case number: 700310251 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 195 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244345
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 DEATON CS
P O2 AMPAN C
CE E4 RHOADES IK
G E4 WARREN CJ

Passengers:
O3 CF WILLIAMS, MS, G;


Accident Summary:

THE UH-1H WAS A VIP FLIGHT FROM BEARCAT TO AN LZ IN GRID YS 1096. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LZ, IT WAS REALIZED THAT A VERTICAL DESCENT WOULD BE NEEDED TO LAND IN THE SMALL LZ. THE PILOT BROUGHT THE AIRCRAFT TO A HOVER AT TREE TOP LEVEL, APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, THEY WERE ABLE TO STABILIZE THIS HOVER AT 38 LBS. OF TORQUE. AS THE PILOT BEGAN HIS DESCENT HE STARTED HAVING DIFFICULTY KEEPING THE TAIL FROM SWINGING LEFT. AS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER NOTICED THIS, HE SIMULTANEOUSLY BEEPED UP THE ENGINE TO THE MAXIMUM AND TOOK OVER ON THE CONTROLS. IN ORDER TO KEEP THE TAIL FROM DESCENDING INTO THE TREES HE PULLED IN ENOUGH POWER TO STOPTHE DESCENT, WHILE CIRCLING THE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT. AT THIS TIME HE NOTICED HIS RPM WAS DOWN TO 6300 AND DROPPING. IN ORDER TO AVOID FALLING ON TROOPS DIRECTLY BELOW HE MAINTAINED PITCH AND SLOWED HIS FORWARD MOVEMENT, WHILE THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED INTO HIGH BAMBOO ABOUT 40 FEET DOWNWIND FROM HIS ORIGINAL POSITION. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE BAMBOO FIRST, SEPARATING THE MAIN ROTOR HEAD AND THE TRANSMISSION FROM THE AIRCRAFT UPON IMPACT. THE AIRCRAFT MADE A RELATIVELY SOFT LANDING DUE TO THE CUSHIONING EFFECT OF THE BAMBOO, AND THE SLOW RATE OF DESCENT. THE ENGINE REMAINED RUNNING THE ENTIRE TIME, BUT WITH A REDUCTION IN POWER, UNTIL THE TRANSMISSION WAS TORN AWAY.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17165
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0168.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6809  89  211 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810 100  311 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  86  397 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  64  461 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 119  580 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 100  680 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 103  783 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  85  868 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 111  979 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  58 1037 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 125 1162 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  63 1225 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  76 1301 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 67-17194

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 67-17194
The Army purchased this helicopter 0168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001155
Date: 11/08/68
Accident case number: 681108151
Unit: 191 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2722
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Crew Members:
P O2 SOGGA
CP O4 EYNON
CE E4 RUAD
G E4 LIGNEL

Accident Summary:

PLT LOST PWR DUR FLT & MADE A FORCED LDG TAIL BOOM DMG DUR LDG \

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0168.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6802   7    7 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803 181  188 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804  32  220 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805 127  347 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 116  463 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 167  630 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 146  776 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 67-17208

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0168.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6802  61   61 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803 149  210 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804  67  277 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805  57  334 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806 137  471 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807 107  578 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1D 67-17221

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0168.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6802  41   41 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6803   0   41 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6804   0   41 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6805   0   41 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6806  57   98 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6807  74  172 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808  67  239 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17278

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00002640
Date: 10/14/70
Accident case number: 701014121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 PRICE JW
CP W1 SMITH DJ

Passengers:
FLT LEADER, FCO, G;


Accident Summary:

ON 14 OCTOBER 1970 AT APPROXIMATELY 1340 HOURS WO1 PRICE AND WO1 SMITH WERE CHALK 5 IN A FLIGHT OF SEVEN THAT WAS READY FOR TAKE OFF FROM THE CHEO REO AIRSTRIP. AS THE LEAD ELEMENTS OF THE FLIGHT DEPARTED, CHALK 7, WHO HAD BEEN FLYING TRAIL ALL DAY, SIGNALED FOR CHALK 6 AND CHALK 5 TO PASS ON THE LEFT AND ALLOW CHALK 7 TO AGAIN FLY TRAIL. AT THIS POINT CHALK 5 CAME TO A HOVER AND BEGAN MOVING LEFT AND FORWARD AROUND CHALK 6. AT THIS TIME CHALK 6, PILOTED BY WO1 WILSON AND WO1 THOMAS, CAME TO A HOVER. WO1 SMITH, IN CHALK 5, WAS ON THE CONTROLS AND MOVING TO THE LEFT SIDE OF CHALK 6. THE PILOT-IN CHARGE OF CHALK 5 OVSERVED CHALK 6 COME TO A HOVER AND MOVE LEFT IN THE DIRECTION OF THIS AIRCRAFT. WO1 PRICE, BELIEVING A MIDAIR WAS ABOUT TO OCCUR BETWEEN CHALKS 6 AND 5 TOOK THE CONTROLS AND DECELERATED THE AIRCRAFT. HE WAS UNALBE TO MOVE FARTHER TO THE LEFT BECAUSE OF TROOPS ON HIS LEFT. THE COMBINATION OF THE EXCESSIVE DECELERATION AND THE ROTOR WASH FROM CHALK 6 CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO ASSUME AN EXTREMELY NOSE HIGH-TAIL LOW ATTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN THE TAIL ROTOR OF CHALK 5 MAKING CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY WITH SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THE TAIL ROTOR AND 90 GEARBOX FROM THE AIRCRAFT. UPON LOSS OF ANTI-TORQUE CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT MADE TWO COMPLETE TURNS TO THE RIGHT AND LANDED HARD WITH DAMAGE TO THE SKIDS, CROSS TUBES AND UNDERCARRIAGE. UPON OBSERVING THE ACCIDENT OCCURRING CHALK 6 TOOK OFF TO THE RIGHT AND WAS NOT DAMAGED IN THE ACCIDENT.\\


War Story:
Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00002878
Date: 07/11/71
Accident case number: 710711021
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HERRING TP

Accident Summary:

AT A HOVER, TAIL ROTOR FAILED. PERFORMED AUTOROTATION. TAIL BLADE STRUCK BARB WIRE CAUSING INCIDENT DAMAGE.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00003437
Date: 720300
Unit: 165 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT781729
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0268.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7105  53 2697 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  77 2774 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107 104 2878 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  85 2963 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 123 3086 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  94 3180 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 105 3285 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  79 3364 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17303

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0268.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6910  70  669 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  93  762 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  81  843 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  95  938 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17382

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17382
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368Total flight hours at this point: 00000529
Date: 12/20/68
Accident case number: 681220171
Unit: B/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 127222
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HAINES RG
P O2 ONEILL DJ

Accident Summary:

AT APPROXIMATELY ^1345, 20 DECEMBER 1968^, I WAS NOTIFIED BY RADIO THAT A HELICOPTER BELONGING TO ^COMPANY B, 101ST AVIATION BATTALION (ASLT HEL)^ HAD A FORCED LANDING NEAR ^MAI LOC, RVN^. THERE WAS NO AVAILABLE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO DAMAGES OR INJURIES TO THE PEOPLE ON BOARD. AT ^1450^ I BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT SENT TO TAKE MYSELF AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO THE SCENE. WE ARRIVED AT APPROXIMATELY ^1530^. AT ^1250^, ^UH-1, 67-17382^ RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME, TAIL BOOM, MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM, TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION, AND SKIDS FOLLOWING AN ENGINE FAILURE AND AUTOROTATION WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING. (SEE TAB 2) THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE IN A FIELD ONE THOUSAND METERS ^NORTH OF MAI LOC^, RVN. PERSONNEL ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT ARE AS FOLLOWS: ^AC: HAINES, RICHARD G. WO1, W3159301; P: O'NEILL, DANIEL J. O2, 05714936; CE: O'GRADY, MARTIN M. SP4, RA11756261; G: GREGORY, L.C. PFC, RA 12966946; PAX: TUCK, MICHEAL C. O1, 05353576; CCN 5TH SFG FOB1 AND FIVE INDIGENOUS PERSONNEL.^ THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED AFTER THE AIRCRAFT CROSSED THE MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST OF ^FSB VANDEGRIF (LZ STUD)^. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A HEADING OF 030 DEGREES AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2200 FEET. THE PILOT WAS FLYING AND THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER WAS TALKING ON THE RADIO. THE AC NOTICED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ACTING SLUGGISH. HE MADE A QUICK CHECK OF THE INSTRUMENTS NOTING THAT THE ENGINE RPM WAS DROPPING THROUGH 5000 AND THE NI TACHOMETER READ 35%. HE IMMEDIATELY TOOK THE CONTROLS OF THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE PILOT AND ENTERED AUTOROTATION. AT THE SAME TIME ^MR. HAINES^ INCREASED HIS AIRSPEED TO GAIN BACK LOST ROTOR RPM, (SEE TAC C). A GRADUAL 180 DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT WAS INITIATED IN ORDER TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE WIND. NO PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON FINAL TO THE DESIRED TOUCHDOWN AREA. TO REACH THE AREA THE AIRCRAFT NEEDED CLEARANCE TO GET OVER A ROW OF TREES. THIS FORCED THE AC TO RAISE THE COLLECTIVE THUS USING SOME OF THE ROTOR RPM NEEDEDTO INSURE A SAFE LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD ON THE HEELS OF THE SKIDS IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, WITH THE HEEL OF THE LEFT SKID STRIKING A HOLE. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT THEN DROPPED ABRUPTLY WHILE THE MAIN ROTOR SIMULTANEOUSLY FLEXED DOWN INTO THE TAILBOOM, SEVERING THE TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SPUN 90 DEGREES TO THE LEFT AND CAME TO REST. ^MR. HAINES AND LT. O'NEILL^ THEN PROCEEDED TO SHUT DOWN THE AIRCRAFT AND WAIT FOR HELP TO ARRIVE. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE I WENT ABOUT GETTING STATEMENTS FROM THE CREW AND SPECIAL FORCES ADVISOR ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT. STATEMENTS WERE ALSO TAKEN FROM THE PILOTS IN A CHASE AIRCRAFT WHICH FOLLOWED ^67-1782 DOWN^. (SEE TAB 0). I THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT AND ITS RECORDS. A DETAILED INSPECTION WAS ALSO MADE OF THE AIRCRAFT'S APPROACH PATH AND ACTION OF THE AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING TOUCHDOWN. THE FOLLOWING MORNING I WENT TO ^COMPANY B^ FOR A MORE DETAILED INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT DAMAGE AND RECORDS (DA FORMS 2408-13 & 14) IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE. FUEL AND OIL SAMPLES WERE TAKEN AND SENT IN FOR ANALYSIS. I THEN CHECKED FOR AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF FOD IN THE FIRST STAGE COMPRESSOR SECTION. A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE SHORT SHAFT WAS MADE WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. AT THIS TIME THE TURBINE SECTION OF THE ENGINE WAS FOUND TO FROZE. THE AIRCRAFT'S RECORDS SHOWED NO PREVIOUS ENGINE COMPONENT MALFUNCTION. IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE MAIN CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT IS ENGINE FAILURE OF AN UNDETERMINED NATURE. IT IS OF NOTE THAT BOTH THE AC AND THE PILOT WERE SLOW IN REACTING TO THIS SITUATION. THIS CAN BE SHOWN BY THE FACT THAT THE ENGINE RPM WAS DOWN TO 5000 BEFORE ANY CORRECTIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN. THE AC COULD HAVE CHOSEN A CLOSER AREA IN WHICH TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT. IN LANDING IN THE AREA THAT HE DID IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HE OVER EXTENDED HIMSELF IN THAT HE HAD TO PULL PITCH IN ORDER TO GET OVER A ROW OF TREES.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17382
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0368.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6909  12  541 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 120  661 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911 128  789 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  82  871 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  78  949 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  79 1028 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  81 1109 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  62 1171 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 112 1283 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 109 1392 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 121 1513 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  76 1589 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  63 1652 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  60 1712 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  77 1789 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  96 1885 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  70 1955 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 2046 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 127 2173 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  93 2266 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 114 2380 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  83 2463 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  83 2546 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  92 2638 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  73 2711 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  99 2810 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 126 2936 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  90 3026 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  95 3121 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 109 3230 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17489

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17489
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0568.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6912  52  728 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  86  814 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002 100  914 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 102 1016 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  91 1107 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 108 1215 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  86 1301 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 102 1403 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  97 1500 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  93 1593 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17545

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17545
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0568.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6807  23   24 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 174  198 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 130  328 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  44  372 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  83  455 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812 103  558 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  64  622 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  59  681 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  91  772 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  54  826 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  89  915 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  88 1003 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  85 1088 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908 104 1192 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  81 1273 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  98 1371 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  62 1433 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  82 1515 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  98 1613 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  64 1677 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  91 1768 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 130 1898 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 114 2012 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 113 2125 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007  64 2189 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 108 2297 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  90 2387 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  86 2473 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  90 2563 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  94 2657 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  85 2742 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 2833 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 100 2933 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  78 3011 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 123 3134 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106 118 3252 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17590

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17590
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0668.Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6807  76   76 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 194  270 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 159  429 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  79  508 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  94  602 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  78  680 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  93  773 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  93  866 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  34  900 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  99  999 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  69 1068 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  95 1163 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  68 1231 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  85 1316 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  81 1397 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  70 1467 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  77 1544 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  82 1626 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001 101 1727 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  98 1825 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  99 1924 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  92 2016 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  99 2115 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  96 2211 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007  99 2310 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 132 2442 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  76 2518 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 100 2618 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 112 2730 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  90 2820 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 107 2927 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 3018 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  88 3106 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 101 3207 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17593

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17593
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000087
Date: 08/11/68
Accident case number: 680811031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS659684
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 DUNN HO
P W1 HARLAMERT MR
CE E4 BAILEY JH

Accident Summary:

The aircraft departed Tan An, RVN at approximately 1315 hours on 11 Aug 68 to deliver a small amount of medical supplies to the U. S. Advisory unit at An Nhut Tan. The flight was made at altitude 1500 feet. Upon reaching the area the pilot, WO Harlemert made a low recon of the landing area. The approach was started on a heading of 310 degrees. The wind was from 270 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 25 knots. During the approach the aircraft commander, WO Dunn cautioned WO Harlemert about the nearness of the building to the right of the pad, at this time WO Harlemert made a 10 degree correction to the left. Nearing the point of touchdown, WO Harlemert flared the aircraft striking the river bank with the tail skid at a point 21 feet short of the landing pad. The tail rotor struck the concertina wire and broke away from the 90 degrees gear box. At this point the aircraft commander WO Dunn took the controls and attempted to level the aircraft. The aircraft made approximately three violent spins to the right and crashed upright onto a small boat pier approximately 40 feet north of the initial contact with the ground and the concertina wire. The crew exited the aircraft, which had now caught fire, and attempted to extinguish the fire with no success. They then removed the radios and guns. The aircraft continued to burn to total destruction

This record was last updated on 04/17/97

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17593
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0668.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6807  87   87 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17595

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17595
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000448
Date: 10/03/68 MIA-POW file reference number: 1297Incident number: 68100322.KIA
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WT979732
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Reference Notes. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: 1297
Loss to Inventory
Crew: SMITH, ROGER LEE;

Crew Members:
AC CPT FRAME T RES
P WO1 BIXLER MARTIN EDWARD KIA
CE SP4 SMITH ROGER LEE BNR
G SP5 MCCAFFERTY MICHAEL LESTE KIA

Passengers:
CPT MANN JAMES EDWARD, AR, PX, KIA;


REFNO Synopsis:
SYNOPSIS: On October 3, 1968, SP4 Roger L. Smith was the crew chief aboard a UH1H helicopter (serial #67-17595) on a command and control mission in Phuoc Long Province in the general vicinity of Phuoc Binh. There were a total of six individuals aboard the aircraft. When Smith's helicopter was flying over an operations area, the aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire, crashed and burned. Of the six aboard, five were recovered, although public record does not indicate whether they survived or were dead. Information allegedly obtained from witnesses indicates that Smith's remains are probably still at the crash site and under the aircraft's transmission. The site was not revisited. A great deal of information relating to this case was still classified as late as May, 1988


War Story:
On October 3, 1968, a battalion of Special Forces had come into heavy contact about twenty miles northwest of Tay Ninh along the Cambodian border. An emergency lift of ammunition was requested and CPT Arthur (Tom) Frame the Air Mission commander at Tay Ninh volunteered to take it into the midst of the battle. As he came to a hover over the trees on the ammunition drop his hydraulics and tail rotor were shot out and he crashed into the trees. The crew chief, Specialist Roger Smith was killed instantly in the crash as the aircraft rolled on the left side. CPT Frame was trapped in the wreckage and his pilot Warrant Officer Martin Bixler and gunner SP5 Michael McCafferty came around to pull him out. They pulled him from the wreckage but before they could be picked up, Warrant Officer Bixler and Specialist McCafferty were killed by the enemy raging fire. CPT Frame was dragged away from the contact area by one of the Special Forces personnel and was picked up some hours later when the action subsided. Captain Frame was awarded the Silver Star for refusing to leave his aircraft before he got the passengers out of the cabin area. For their heroic actions, Specialist McCafferty and Warrant Officer Bixler were awarded the Silver Star posthumously. from Annual Supplement History of the 117th Aviation Company (AMBL LT) 222nd Combat Aviation Battalion 12th Combat Aviation Group, First Aviation Brigade, 1 January 1968 - 31 December 1968, Prepared by 1LT David A. Coon, Unit Historical Officer, Approved by: MAJ Lynn B. Knisely, Long Binh, Republic of Vietnam, APO 96279

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: WO1 Martin Edward Bixler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/03/68 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 08/10/47
Home City: Glen Rock, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-065
Short Summary: Shot down in Stove Pipe LZ. Bixler and gunner were captured and killed. The AC CPT Tom Frame survived. Bixler was pilot.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17595
Service number: W3159584
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/26/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT979732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/96

Name: CPT James Edward Mann
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/03/68 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 34.8
Date of Birth: 11/30/33
Home City: New Britain, CT
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: SPECIAL FORCES
Major organization: Special Forces
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-070
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17595
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 32162
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 11/03/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 18
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT979732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/96

Name: SP4 Roger Lee Smith
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 10/03/68 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 03/14/47Home City: South Point, OH
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-002
Short Summary: Shot down in Stove Pipe LZ. Bixler and gunner were captured and killed. The AC CPT Tom Frame survived. Bixler was pilot.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17595
Service number: 51645126
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT979732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/20/96

Name: SP5 Michael Leste Mc Cafferty
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/03/68 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 04/12/47
Home City: Lynn, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-071
Short Summary: Shot down in Stove Pipe LZ. Bixler and gunner were captured and killed. The AC CPT Tom Frame survived. Bixler was pilot.Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17595
Service number: 11448610
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 09/23/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT979732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/20/96

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17595
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0668.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6807  90   90 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6808 203  293 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6809 155  448 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17701

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17701
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001752
Date: 08/28/70
Accident case number: 700828211 Unit: HHT/1/9 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Phouc Vinh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 7379
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 RYAN JD
IP O3 BRANNON PM

Accident Summary:

ON 28 AUGUST 1970, UH-1H ^SN 67-17701^, WAS RELEASED TO ^CPT BRANNON^ FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING IN-COUNTRY CHECK RIDES. AT APPROXIMATELY 1330 HOURS ^CPT BRANNON^ AND ^CW2 RYAN^ DEPARTED PHOUC VINH ENROUTE TO CHON THANH, RVN, IN UH-1H, ^SN 67-17701^, FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN IN-COUNTRY CHECK RIDE. ^CPT BRANNON^ HAD BEEN DEMONSTRATING MANEUVERS THEN LETTING THE STUDENT PERFORM THE MANEUVER. AT APPROXIMATELY 1415 HOURS, ^CPT BRANNON^ DEMONSTRATED THE STANDARD TOUCHDOWN AUTOROTATION TO ^MR. RYAN^. UPON COMPLETION OF THE DEMONSTRATION, ^CPT BRANNON^ GAVE THE CONTROLS TO ^MR. RYAN^ WHO THEN MADE THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AND ENTERED AUTOROTATION. AT APPROXIMATELY 35 FEET FROM THE GROUND, ^CPT BRANNON^ NOTED THEY WERE OUT OF AIRSPEED AND EXTREMELY TAIL LOW AT WHICH TIME HE TOOK THE CONTROLS AS THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STRUCK THE GROUND TAIL STINGER FIRST.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17701
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  31 2746 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  99 2845 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17725

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17725
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000597Date: 03/23/69
Accident case number: 690323151
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 REENSTRA GA

Accident Summary:

ACFT ATTEMPTED TO LND IN LZ TO MEDIVAC CREW BLADES STRUCK TREES \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17725
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001633
Date: 02/11/70
Accident case number: 700211201
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1045
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 DEADY MK

Accident Summary:

ON SHORT FINAL AC COULD NOT PULL ENOUGH PWR TO SLOW ACFT M16 RIFLE HAD SLID BETWEEN PLT SEAT & COLL ACFT HIT GND ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17725
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001835
Date: 05/07/70
Accident case number: 700507191
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 2
costing 82644
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 NORRIS CP
P W1 ORT MJ
CE E4 GONZALES DR
G E4 POWELL AJ

Passengers:
UNK, PAX, D; UNK, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

THE UH-1H HAD BEEN FLYING 4+30 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT WITH NO INDICATIONS OF IMPENDING MALFUNCTIONS. AT APPROXIMATELY 1400 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS READY FOR DEPARTURE FROM DUC PHONG WITH EIGHT VIETNAMESE PASSENGERS ON BOARD. A HOVER CHECK WAS MADE AND ALL INSTRUMENTS INDICATED NORMAL OPERATION WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH POWER TO EXECUTE A TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ON CLIMB OUT AT 60 KNOTS AIRSPEED AND APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET AGL AN EXPLOSION SHOOK THE AIRCRAFT. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A YAW TO THE RIGHT AND A LOUD GRINDING NOISE WITH AN EXTREME VIBRATION THROUGH OUT THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER IMMEDIATELY ROLLED OFF THE THROTTLE, ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND HEADED FOR THE ONLY AVAILABLE FORCED LANDING AREA. THE AIRCRAFT FELL SHORT OF THE INTENDED LANDING AREA BY APPROXIMATELY 40 FEET AND LANDED HARD ON A 10 DEG SLOPE ROLLING OVER ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE TAIL BOOM WAS SEVERED AFTER INITIAL IMPACT BY THE FLEXING MAIN ROTOR BLADE, AND THE MAST SHEARED BELOW THE MAIN ROTOR HUB. AT TOUCH DOWN GROUND SPEED WAS NEAR ZERO AND THE ENGINE WAS NOT RUNNING.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6809  61   61 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  81  142 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  84  226 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  69  295 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  98  393 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902 101  494 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 103  597 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  94  691 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 105  796 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  90  886 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 120 1006 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  98 1104 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  82 1186 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 107 1293 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911 105 1398 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  80 1478 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  97 1575 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  58 1633 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 101 1734 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 101 1835 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17729

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17729
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000292
Date: 12/03/68
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT127566
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6809  97   97 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810  96  193 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  99  292 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17739

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17739
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00001447
Date: 12/22/69
Unit: 118 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS714629
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6809  45   45 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6810 104  149 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811 100  249 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  98  347 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  96  443 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  75  518 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  79  597 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  76  673 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17743

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17743
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000719
Date: 04/24/69
Accident case number: 690424271
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 9685
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 HIBL KA P O2 POSA JJ
CE UNK DOWDNEY CW
G E5 RUSSO RF

Passengers:
UNK UNKNOWN, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND HIS PILOT WITH THEIR CREW WERE AWAKENED BY OPERATIONS PERSONNEL AND INSTRUCTED TO RELOCATE THEIR AIRCRAFT FROM REVETMENT BLUE SLPHA 1 TO ANOTHER REVETMENT. THEY IMMEDIATELY WENT OUT TO THEIR SHIP AND STARTED IT. THE TOWER THEN CLEARED THE AIRCRAFT TO RELOCATE. THE AC WAS INFORMED BY THE TOWER OPERATOR THAT THE WINDS WERE CALM. THE AC LIFTED THE AIRCRAFT AND MOVED FORWARD. WHEN HE FELT THE AIRCRAFT WAS OUT OF THE REVETMENT HE PROCEEDED TO TURN LEFT AND ASKED THE GUNNER, "TAIL RIGHT?", THE GUNNER REPLIED "CLEAR RIGHT." AS THE AIRCRAFT STARTED ITS TURN, THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE REVETMENT WALL AND SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT TO INCLUDE THE LOSS OF THE 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX. THE SHIP STARTED TO SPIN TAIL LEFT AROUND THE VERTICAL AXIS OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AC APPLIED CORRECT EMERGENCY PROCEDURE, AND MADE A HOVERING AUTOROTATION IMMEDIATELY. THE SHIP MADE APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 FULL TURNS BEFORE TOUCHING THE GROUND, AND COMPLETED THE SECOND TURN BY THE TIME IT STOPPED MOVING ON THE GROUND. (HENCE, TWO COMPLETE 360 DEGREE TURNS WERE MADE FROM THE TIME THE EMERGENCY STARTED TILL THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST.) THE SKIDS WERE NOTICIBLY BENT. ALL PARTS OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE EXAMINED AND REASSEMBLED.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6909  67 1074 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  72 1146 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  75 1221 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  99 1320 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  83 1403 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  66 1469 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  49 1518 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 113 1631 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 113 1744 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 129 1873 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 111 1984 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 114 2098 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  82 2180 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  99 2279 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 110 2389 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  58 2447 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 110 2557 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  80 2637 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  97 2734 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  92 2826 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  97 2923 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  83 3006 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  90 3096 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108 101 3197 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  61 3258 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17747

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17747
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000686
Date: 08/22/69
Accident case number: 690822271 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244345
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W2 NORTHRUP MC
CE E4 FLETCHER T

Passengers:
O2 R JOHNSON, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

CW2 NORTHRUP, THE MAINTENANCE PILOT, AND SP-6 HILL, A TECHNICAL INSPECTOR, PERFORMED A CAREFUL PREFLIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE PARTICAL SEPARATOR WAS CHECKED FOR FOD AND THE ENGINE WAS CHECKED FOR OIL LEAKS. NO FOD OR OIL LEAKS WERE FOUND. CW2 NORTHRUP THEN STARTED THE AIRCRAFT. AT THIS TIME ALL ENGINE INSTRUMENTS WERE OPERATING IN THE GREEN. MR. NORTHRUP THEN PULLED IN A SMALL AMOUNT OF PITCH TO RAISE THE TORQUE TO 20 PSI. THE EGT ROSE TO SLIGHTLY OVER 600 DEG C. WHEN PITCH WAS REDUCED THE EGT DROPPED AND STABILIZED BETWEEN 580 DEG AND 590 DEG C. SP/6 HILL NOTICED DURING THE RUNUP THAT BLACK SMOKE CAME FROM THE PARTICAL SEPARATOR AND SMOKE ALSO WAS COMING FROM THE FUEL DRAINS UNDERNEATH THE AIRCRAFT NEAR THE TAIL BOOM. THE TOTAL RUNUP TIME WAS APPROX 15 MINTUES. AT THIS TIME MR. NORTHRUP DECIDED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT BACK TO THE MAINTENANCE AREA AT PLANTATION. SP/4 FLETCHER, THE CREW CHIEF WAS FLYING THE LETT SEAT IN THE COCKPIT. MR. NORTHRUP WAS FLYING THE RIGHT SEAT. LT JOHNSON, THE PASSENGER, SET DOWN THE FLOOR OF THE CARGO COMPARTMENT. MR NORTHRUP PICKED UP THE AIRCRAFT TO A HOVER, WAITED MEMENTARILY FOR THE MAINTENANCE JEEP TO MOVE OUT OF HIS WAY. HE THEN MADE A PEDAL TURN AND DEPARTED THE 151ST LRRP PAD ON A APPROX 230 DEG HEADING. A NEAR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TAKE OFF WAS EXECUTED BLACK SMOKE BEGAN TO POUR FROM THE ENGINE EXHAUST AND THE EGT BEGAN TO CLIMB. THE SMOKE FROM THE ENGINE BECAME VERY HEAVY. 640 DEG C WAS THE LAST TEMPERATURE MONITORED BY THE CREW CHIEF. THE EGT ROSE TO THE FIRST RED LINE AND THEN JUMPED TO THE RED LINED LIMIT. THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION AND A SHUDDER IN THE AIRCRAFT ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE PUFF OF SMOKE AND FLAME FROM THE EXHAUST. THE HELICOPTER LOST POWER. MR. NORTHRUP MADE ONE CALL TO PLANTATION TOWER THAT HE HAD EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE. ALTITUDE AT THIS TIME WAS APPROX 350 ' INDICATED OR 250 ' ABOVE THE GROUND. THE FIRST INTENDED FORCED LANDING AREA WAS A HIGHWAY RUNNING BETWEEN THE 199TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE COMPUOND AND THE PLANTATION PERIMETER. BECAUSE OF BEHICLES ON THE HIGHWAY MR. NORTHRUP CHOSE THE RAILROAD TRACKS RUNNING PARELLEL WITH THE ROAD AND APPROX 10 METERS TO THE LEFT. HE THEN SPOTTED WIRES RUNNING ACROSS HIS FLIGHT PATH. HE FLARED THE HELICOPTER AND PULLED PITCH IN AN ATTEMPT TO GLIDE OVER THE WIRES. HIS TAIL ROTOR STRUCK AND BROKE THE WIRES. THE TAIL OF THE AIRCRAFT SWUNG TO THE LEFT AND DOWNWARD. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ALMOST TOTALLY OUT OF PITCH AT THIS TIME. THE TAIL BOOM STRUCK THE GROUND FIRST WITH THE AIRCRAFT LANDING SIDEWAYS AND UP RIGHT ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS. IT THEN ROLLED AND SLID APPROX 280 ' DOWN THE TRACK. LT JOHNSON WAS THROWN OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST, ALL MEN WERE CONSCIOUS AND ABLE TO WALK, EXCEPT LT JOHNSON WAS TEMPORARILY PINNED BY THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES. THERE WAS NO FIRE.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0868.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6812  53  111 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  89  200 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  50  250 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  78  328 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  78  406 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  90  496 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  67  563 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  65  628 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter OH-6A 67-17762

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-17762
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00000204
Date: 10/14/68
Accident case number: 681014021
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1100
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 SHANDROWSKY W

Accident Summary:

The pilot landed the aircraft in a revetment. During the landing, the lower vertical stabilizer and tail rotor blades struck the revetment causing incident damage

This record was last updated on 04/14/99

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17762
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00000997
Date: 05/16/69
Accident case number: 690516302
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17762
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002741
Date: 08/22/71
Accident case number: 710822021
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6050
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 REESE GR

Accident Summary:

MOVED AIRCRAFT FORWARD IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR OTHER AIRCRAFT, STRUCK TREE WITH MAIN ROTOR.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17762
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0968.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7107  97 2655 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  86 2741 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 107 2848 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 102 2950 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  94 3044 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  99 3143 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201   0 3143 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202   0 3143 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17777

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17777
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00001471Date: 02/09/70
Accident case number: 700209191
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 400
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 SMITH G

Accident Summary:

ACFT LDG IN LZ WITH PITCH FULL DOWN PAX LOADED ON CAUSING ACFT TO SETTLE ON STUMP ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17777
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002184
Date: 10/25/70
Accident case number: 701025081
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
IP W1 ORT MJ

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT WAS PERFORMING NORMAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS MANEUVERS FOR TRAINING. ON DOWN WIND LET ENGINE CHIP LIGHT CAME ON. IP TOOK CONTROL AND INITIATED PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. WHILE AT A THREE FOOT HOVER, HE ENGINE FAILED. IP PERFORMED HOVERING AUTOROTATION WITH NEGATIVE DAMAGE. TAIL ROTOR BLADES SUSTAINED NICKS AND DENTS FROM DEBRIES EMITTED FROM EXHAUST STACK OF ENGINE.\\

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6810  69   69 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6811  84  153 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812  70  223 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901  70  293 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  70  363 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  80  443 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  47  490 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  94  584 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  99  683 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 101  784 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  99  883 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 102  985 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 118 1103 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  86 1189 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912 102 1291 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  99 1390 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  81 1471 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  79 1550 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 115 1665 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 103 1768 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 101 1869 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 103 1972 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  95 2067 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  92 2159 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  25 2184 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 129 2313 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 106 2419 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 133 2552 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 2643 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  80 2723 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 114 2837 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 103 2940 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  95 3035 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  83 3118 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108 115 3233 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-17781

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17781
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002081
Date: 07/13/70
Accident case number: 700713061
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1035Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 TRUITT JD

Accident Summary:

HOVERING IN TIGHT LZ, GUNNER, LOST INTERCOM, COULD NOT INFORM PILOT OF TREE. ONE MAIN ROTOR BLADE DAMAGED.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17781
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002734
Date: 02/21/71
Accident case number: 710221081
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3018
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 GORDON J

Accident Summary:

HIGH HOVER, TROOPS ON LADDER, AMIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK TRESS.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0968.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6811 126  204 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6812 119  323 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 115  438 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  92  530 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 108  638 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  90  728 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  96  824 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  72  896 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  82  978 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  85 1063 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  68 1131 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  85 1216 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  70 1286 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  79 1365 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  97 1462 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002 100 1562 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  69 1631 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 101 1732 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 117 1849 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 111 1960 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 121 2081 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  73 2154 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  80 2234 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 110 2344 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 105 2449 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  94 2543 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 100 2643 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  91 2734 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 67-19517

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19517
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000237
Date: 02/06/69
Accident case number: 690206141
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1800
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 KOONTZ RC

Accident Summary:

ACFT BEING HOVERED INTO REVETMENT T/R BLADES STRUCK REVETMENT \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19517
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001840
Date: 07/19/70
Unit: 117 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at 0075 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZS044933
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CASRP, FM385, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19517
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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1168.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6812  57   57 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6901 101  158 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6902  79  237 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903 127  364 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904 115  479 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 111  590 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  84  674 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 106  780 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  94  874 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 100  974 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  97 1071 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  87 1158 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  78 1236 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  96 1332 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  90 1422 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  77 1499 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 102 1601 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 144 1745 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  95 1840 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15297

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15297
The Army purchased this helicopter 0169Total flight hours at this point: 00000070
Date: 02/21/69
Accident case number: 690221011
Unit: 2 BDE 101 ABN
The station for this helicopter was Hue / LZ Sally in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 LEE WH
IP O4 LOWRY EM

Accident Summary:

DUR PRACTICE AUTO THE T/R WAS STRUCK BY AN OBJECT WHICH BLEW OUT OF HEL RESULTING IN INC DAM TO T/R \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15297
The Army purchased this helicopter 0169
Total flight hours at this point: 00000441
Date: 06/21/69
Accident case number: 690621132
Unit: 2 BDE 101 ABN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 2
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ROBINSON EW
P O2 MILLER DW
CE UNK RICHARDSON
G UNK SHOBE

Passengers:
O4 UNK, PAX, G; O3 UNK, PAX, G;

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15297
The Army purchased this helicopter 0169
Total flight hours at this point: 00001391Date: 11/13/70
Accident case number: 701113201
Unit: A/158 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 DUNHAM D

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF FROM LZ, WHEN SLIGHT TURBULENCE CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT (CHALK 2) TO SWING TO THE RIGHT. ROTOR BLADES HIT A DEAD TREE.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0169.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  18 2524 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  72 2596 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15355

Information on Vietnam Air Force helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15355
Date: 11/20/71
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT930060
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF, OPERA (Operations Report. South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15355
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6902   5    5 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6903  58   63 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904  49  112 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  52  164 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  39  203 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  58  261 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  93  354 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  69  423 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  63  486 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  99  585 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  80  665 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  34  699 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  54  753 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 123  876 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  98  974 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 107 1081 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 120 1201 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 116 1317 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15423

Information on Vietnam Air Force helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15423
Date: 09/11/73
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15423
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0369.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

6903  26   26 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6904 131  157 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 130  287 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  94  381 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 103  484 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  95  579 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 102  681 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 100  781 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911 105  886 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  48  934 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001   0  934 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002   4  938 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15441

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15441
The Army purchased this helicopter 0369
Total flight hours at this point: 00000921
Date: 12/22/69
Accident case number: 691222131
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6050
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 WILSON R

Accident Summary:

ACFT ON GND M/R/B STRUCK ANTENNA OF JEEP APPR ACFT ICDT DAM \

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15441
The Army purchased this helicopter 0369
Total flight hours at this point: 00002219
Date: 03/15/71
Incident number: 710315041ACD Accident case number: 710315041 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 455945
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 KIRKENDOLL JERRY WAYNE KIA
P CW2 GEORGE RAYMOND JAMES KIACE SP4 MORGAN GREGORY SCOTT KIA
G SP4 PEOPLES JERRY WAYNE KIA

Accident Summary:

^WO1 KIRKENDALL^, AIRCRAFT COMMANDER IN CHARGE OF ^441^ WAS ENROUTE TO NHA BE, LEAVING PLANTATION AT APPROXIMATELY 0730 ON 15 MARCH 1971, HE PICKED UP FOUR PASSENGERS AND TOOK THEM TO HOTEL-3, A HELICOPTER FIELD NEAR TAN SON NHUT AIRBASE. THE TOWER HAD CLEARED ^441^ TO DEPART AFTER RECEIVING A HOVER CHECK REPORT FROM THE CREW. AIRCRAFT ^441^ TOOK OFF ON A HEADING 360 DEGREES WITH A CLEARANCE TO MAKE A 270 DEGREE CLIMBING LEFT TURN. THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO BE MAKING A NORMAL TAKE OFF AND CLIMB OUT. IT STARTED A LEFT TURN WITH A NORMALLY INDICATED AIR SPEED APPROACHING 40 KNOTS AND AN ALTITUDE OF FROM 100 TO 150 FEET. IT WAS IN A LEFT BANKING TURN THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENCOUNTER SOME TURBULENT REACTION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO DESCEND IN AN UNUSUAL ATTITUDE. THE BLADES WERE OBSERVED TO BE SLOWING AND IT WAS ALSO OBSERVED THAT PITCH WAS STILL BEING APPLIED TO THE BLADES. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND AND IT APPEARS AS IF THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED WITH A HIGH RATE OF DESCENT. THE AIRCRAFT EXPLODED ON IMPACT, WITH THE FRONT CROSS TUBE OF THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTING ON THE FORWARD SLOPE OF THE LARGE DITCH AND THE REAR OF THE AIRCRAFT SETTLING DOWN INTO THE DITCH. THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND MOST OF THE BASIC BODY OF THE AIRCRAFT, TO INCLUDE THE TAIL BOOM, SETTLED INTO THE DITCH AND WERE BURNED. IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THE ROTOR HUB WAS BROKEN OFF THE MAST BUT THE BLADES DID NOT INDICATE STRIKING THE GROUND OR HAVE MUCH ROTOR RPM.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: WO1 Jerry Wayne Kirkendoll
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/71 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 11/07/47
Home City: Overland Park, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-13/70-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-050Short Summary: Transmission seisure at 600 ft. AGL while departing Ton Son Nuit AFB.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15441
Call sign: Warlord
SSN: 511521125
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/03/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS806945
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Pentecostal
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/95

Name: CW2 Raymond James George
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/71 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 05/29/45
Home City: San Bernardino, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-29/69-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-049
Short Summary: Transmission seisure at 600 ft. AGL while departing Ton Son Nuit AFB.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15441
Call sign: WarlordSSN: 527688633
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/31/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS806945
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/22/95

Name: SP4 Gregory Scott Morgan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/71 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 05/24/47
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-050
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15441
SSN: 260728418
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N2F = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopterPosition in vehicle: crew chief
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/29/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS806945
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/24/94

Name: SP4 Jerry Wayne Peoples
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/71 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 12/14/49
Home City: Saline, LA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-051
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15441
SSN: 438743492
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/23/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.Military grid coordinates of event: XS806945
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15441
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0369.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6904  78   78 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905 115  193 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 100  293 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907 120  413 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908 108  521 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909 110  631 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910 116  747 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  87  834 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  87  921 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  99 1020 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  74 1094 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  72 1166 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  87 1253 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  95 1348 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 127 1475 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 102 1577 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 110 1687 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009 112 1799 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  96 1895 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  89 1984 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  89 2073 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 109 2182 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  37 2219 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15475

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15475
The Army purchased this helicopter 0369
Total flight hours at this point: 00000369
Date: 09/04/69 Incident number: 690904211ACD Accident case number: 690904211 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 7 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
costing 613178
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT REITZ MICHAEL ROBERT KIA
P 1LT KLINGEN JOHN EDWARD KIA
CE SP4 STANLEY RICHARD ALLEN KIA
G SP4 BEGNOCHE REGINALD PETER KIA
OB 1LT CONNEVEY LAYNE HALE KIA

Passengers:
1LT CUMMINGS KENNETH THOMAS, AR, PX, KIA; 1LT KLEIBER GEORGE L JR, AR, PX, KIA;


Accident Summary:

THE UH-1H WAS THE C&C AIRCRAFT OPERATING WITH 3 SLICKS AND 2 GUNSHIPS WITH THE 151ST LRP TEAMS. THE AIRCRAFT HAD JUST COMPLETED ITS SECOND MISSION FOR THE DAY AND REFUELED AT RED CATCHER PAD AFTER FLYING FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOURS. AFTER TAKING OFF FROM RED CATCHER PAD THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED DOWNWIND FOR LANDING AT THE 151ST LRRP PAD (LOCATED 1 MILE TO THE EAST OF RED CATCHER) AT APPROXIMATELY 200 TO 300 AGL HEADING 90 DEG. AS THE AIRCRAFT TURNED ON A RIGHT BASE ONE TAIL ROTOR BLADE SEPARATED FROM THE TAIL ROTOR HUB. THE PILOT NOTIFIED PLANTATION TOWER THAT HE HAD JUST LOST HIS TAIL ROTOR. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO TURN RIGHT GOING INTO A YAW AND THEN SPINNING AROUND 3 TO 4 REVOLUTIONS. AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS SPINNING THE ROTOR BLADES APPEARED TO SLOW DOWN AND MAST BUMPING WAS ENCOUNTERED. ABOUT THE THIRD 360 DEG TURN THE MAST SNAPPED THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES FELL BACKWARDS SEVERING THE TAIL BOOM. THE AIRCRAFT STOPPED SPINNING AND FELL STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION. UPON CONTACT WITH THE GROUND THE AIRCRAFT BURST INTO FLAMES COMPLETELY DESTROYING ITSELF BY FIRE.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: 1LT John Edward Klingen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 09/30/47
Home City: Northport, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-524/68-44
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-033
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 115409482
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/20/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/94

Name: CPT Michael Robert Reitz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Pilot.Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 08/01/44
Home City: Cuba, NY
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-24
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-034
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 060368608 Service number: O5236119
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/30/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

Name: 1LT Kenneth Thomas Cummings
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 08/20/46
Home City: New York, NY
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 2nd Field ForceService: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-031
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 051383786
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 71542
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 06/16/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/95

Name: 1LT George L. Kleiber, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 05/11/44
Home City: Danville, IN
Service: IN branch of the National Guard component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 2nd Field Force
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-033
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 313465028
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 71542Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 12/19/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/95

Name: SP4 Richard Allen Stanley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 04/26/49
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-035
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 526761412
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67H2F = 0V-1 Airplane Repairman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 10/12/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/24/94

Name: SP4 Reginald Peter Begnoche
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 07/09/48
Home City: St Albans, VT
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-031
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 009362271
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 11/28/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnelThis record was last updated on 07/28/94

Name: 1LT Layne Hale Connevey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/69 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 03/23/45
Home City: Pasadena, TX
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: II FIELD FORCE
Major organization: 2nd Field Force
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-031
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
SSN: 457720080
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1193 = 11 Field Artillery Unit Commander
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 01/28/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Church of Christ
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/95

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0369.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6904  30   30 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6905  99  129 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906 104  233 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  77  310 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  59  369 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15582

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0469.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6905   9    9 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6906  76   85 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6907  87  172 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6908  60  232 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6909  46  278 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6910  77  355 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6911  88  443 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912  75  518 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  84  602 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  76  678 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  65  743 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 134  877 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 100  977 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 101 1078 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 108 1186 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 104 1290 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15651

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15651
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000091
Date: 07/10/69
Accident case number: 690710231
Unit: C/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 19888
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 MORGAN KJ
P O2 TOMEK LS

Accident Summary:

ON 10 JUL AT OR ABOUT 1015 HOURS A FLIGHT OF CO C, 101ST AVN BN, AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNING FROM A COMBAT ASSAULT IN THE VICINITY OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE ROY. THEY HAD JUST REFUELED AT ROCKCRUSHER AND THE AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT WAS FLYING TRAIL IN THE FORMATION. THE PILOT DECIDED TO GIVE HIS COPILOT SOME TRAINING IN LOW LEVEL FLIGHT AND DEPARTED THE FORMATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRAINING THE PILOT SPOTTED A GROUP OF VIETNAMESE NEAR A LEAN-TO ON TOP OF A HILL. HE MADE A DIVING LOW PASS AND AS HE CAME TO THE LEAN-TO HE DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD MISJUDGED THE HEIGHT OF THE HILL. THE SKIDS AND/OR THE TAIL BOOM OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE LEAN-TO AND/OR THE GROUND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER FROM THE DESCENT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN BACK TO CO C, 101ST AVN BN (AH), WHERE THE DAMAGES TO THE TAIL BOOM WAS DISCOVERED AND REPORTED TO CO C, 101ST AVN BN (AH), AND MAINTENANCE.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15651
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000196
Date: 03/09/70
Accident case number: 700309261
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Din Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 8950
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ENNIS RA

Accident Summary:

WHILE HOVERING & HOISTING MAN UP IN REG HE FELL OUT CAUSING RIGGING ROPE UP INTO M/R/B ICDT DAM

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15651Date: 710300
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YB935187
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0569.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7002  76  171 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003  25  196 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 141  337 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 141  478 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 111  589 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 134  723 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 121  844 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  96  940 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 104 1044 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-15747

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0769.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7002  35  327 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 116  443 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  81  524 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  76  600 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  84  684 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 111  795 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  56  851 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  82  933 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  69 1002 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  64 1066 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 104 1170 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  96 1266 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  67 1333 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  84 1417 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7104 100 1517 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  94 1611 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  86 1697 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  94 1791 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  84 1875 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 106 1981 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  80 2061 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 126 2187 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  79 2266 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  92 2358 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 129 2487 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16097

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16097
The Army purchased this helicopter 0769
Total flight hours at this point: 00000903
Date: 12/28/70
Accident case number: 701228071
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 54396
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 KEISTER CJ
IP O3 NASH RL

Accident Summary:

ON 28 DEC 70, AT APPROXIMATELY 1430, AIRCRAFT NUMBER 68-16097 DEPARTED THE REFUELING POINT (MINI-PORT) ON A HEADING OF 050 DEGREES. THE PILOT AT THE AIRCRAFT CONTROLS WAS WO1 CONRAD J. KEISTER, 198-42-8556. INSTRUMENTS WERE MONITORED DURING TRANSLATIONAL LIFT. ALL INSTRUMENTS WERE NORMAL. AT APPROXIMATELY 40' AGL AND 30 KNOTS A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD AND THE AIRCRAFT YAWED LEFT, TUCKED ITS NOSE AND BEGAN DESCENDING. CPT ROBER L. NASH, 314-52-5258, THE IP, TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS PLACED IN A DECELERATIVE ATTITUDE AND A LEFT BANK TO AVOID A LARGE DITCH. THIS ATTITUDE CAUSED THE TAIL TO CONTACT WITH SPIRAL-FOUR CABLE STRETCHED ACROSS ENGINEER STAKES ABOUT 5 FEET IN THE AIR. THE TAIL ROTOR AND 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX WERE TORN OFF AND THE AIRCRAFT THEN DRAGGED THROUGH BARBED WIRE IN THE AREA. IT HIT ON THE LEFT REAR SKID, THEN ROCKED FORWARD AND RIGHT COMING TO REST IN LEVEL UPRIGHT POSITION. THE SWITCHES WERE TURNED OFF AND PERSONNEL EXITED THE AIRCRAFT.\\

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0769.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7007  70  384 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 121  505 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  89  594 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 104  698 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 124  822 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  81  903 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101  60  963 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  75 1038 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 114 1152 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  99 1251 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 115 1366 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  83 1449 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107 108 1557 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  90 1647 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  92 1739 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 114 1853 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 116 1969 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  76 2045 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 111 2156 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  98 2254 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16139

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16139
The Army purchased this helicopter 0869
Total flight hours at this point: 00000294
Date: 03/24/70
Accident case number: 700324061
Unit: 57 AHC
The station for this helicopter was An Khe in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ALV T

Accident Summary:

WHILE LDG IN CNF AREA M/R HIT SMALL BUSH ON SLOPE ICDT DAM \

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  35 1444 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 136 1580 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16151

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This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0869.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  61 1570 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202   0 1570 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16391

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16391
The Army purchased this helicopter 1069
Total flight hours at this point: 00000468
Date: 04/02/70
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Troop Insertation
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0175 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: OIL SYS
The helicopter made a Precautionary Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 01613 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7110  34 1783 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  65 1848 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  61 1909 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  90 1999 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  72 2071 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16401

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16401
The Army purchased this helicopter 1069
Total flight hours at this point: 00002445
Date: 12/08/71
Accident case number: 711208101
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Plantation in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6050
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MAYHEW RL
P W1 CHRISTENSEN PM

Accident Summary:

REPOSITION FOR TAKEOFF AT A PZ & HAD BLADE STRIKE.\\

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It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1069.Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6911  13   13 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     6912 117  130 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  85  215 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002 110  325 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7003 116  441 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004 106  547 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005 124  671 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 110  781 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 100  881 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  83  964 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  83 1047 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  94 1141 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  96 1237 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  26 1263 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 103 1366 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  95 1461 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 105 1566 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  90 1656 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  99 1755 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  87 1842 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  91 1933 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108 100 2033 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 100 2133 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 104 2237 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 141 2378 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  67 2445 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 102 2547 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  60 2607 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16406

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16406
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1069.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7010  55  605 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 102  707 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  90  797 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 116  913 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102 105 1018 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103  86 1104 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  86 1190 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  96 1286 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  82 1368 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107 101 1469 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  88 1557 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  95 1652 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 110 1762 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 109 1871 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  91 1962 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  91 2053 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 113 2166 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16454

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16454
The Army purchased this helicopter 1169
Total flight hours at this point: 00000223
Date: 03/22/70
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YS132852
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16454
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1169.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 6912  73   73 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7001  85  158 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7002  65  223 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16519

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16519
The Army purchased this helicopter 1269
Total flight hours at this point: 00001219
Date: 02/06/71
Accident case number: 710206041
Unit: 118 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 BISHOP GM

Accident Summary:

INSERTING TROOPS INTO AN LZ AND WAS MANUEVERING THE AIRCRAFT FOR A SUITABLE LANDING PLACE WHEN THE MAIN ROTOR STRUCK A TREE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF TJE A/C.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16519
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7102  94 1219 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 103 1322 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  98 1420 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105  81 1501 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  83 1584 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  92 1676 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  98 1774 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 110 1884 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 117 2001 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  99 2100 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  74 2174 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 110 2284 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 100 2384 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16563

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16563
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7107   0 1295 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  11 1306 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  90 1396 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 105 1501 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 117 1618 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  90 1708 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  76 1784 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 102 1886 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 68-16603

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16603
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7010  50  438 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  89  527 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  90  617 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 130  747 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102  81  828 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 116  944 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  88 1032 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 100 1132 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106 116 1248 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107 101 1349 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  53 1402 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 107 1509 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 115 1624 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 136 1760 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  58 1818 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201 115 1933 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  98 2031 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15044

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15044
The Army purchased this helicopter 0170
Total flight hours at this point: 00000269
Date: 07/19/70
Unit: 117 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT900290
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15044It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0170.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7003   5    5 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7004  94   99 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7005  72  171 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006  98  269 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15109

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15109
The Army purchased this helicopter 0270
Total flight hours at this point: 00000439
Date: 08/17/70
Accident case number: 700817211
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6050
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 EAGAR RJ

Accident Summary:

AC MAKING APPROACH TO LANDING ZONE. ON SHORT FINAL MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK A TREE DAMAGING THE TIPS OF THE BLADES. AC MADE PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. INCIDENT DAMAGE TO BLADES.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15109
Date: 721000
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YA140180
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15109
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0270.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7005  75   75 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7006 124  199 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7007 126  325 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008 114  439 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  95  534 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 112  646 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 109  755 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012 113  868 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15443

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15443
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0670.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7201  45 1659 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202  33 1692 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15445

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15445
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0670.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7102  60  459 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 100  559 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  72  631 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 103  734 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  58  792 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  78  870 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  37  907 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109 110 1017 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110  78 1095 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111  78 1173 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  40 1213 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15451

Information on Vietnam Air Force helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15451
Date: 720200
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT785730
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15451
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0670.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7007  28   28 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7008  68   96 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009  39  135 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010  64  199 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011  76  275 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  66  341 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15531

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15531
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0770.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY 7008  76   76 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7009 116  192 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7010 102  294 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7011 100  394 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  95  489 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7101 112  601 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7102 102  703 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7103 130  833 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7104  71  904 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7105 103 1007 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  81 1088 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7107  91 1179 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7108  83 1262 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7109  98 1360 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7110 106 1466 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7111 113 1579 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7112  93 1672 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7201  98 1770 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     7202 100 1870 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15815

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15815
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1170.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7011   0    0 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     7012  78   78 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN    

Helicopter UH-1H 69-15883

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15883
The Army purchased this helicopter 1270
Total flight hours at this point: 00001006
Date: 05/14/72
Accident case number: 720514031
Unit: 120 CAC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 41724
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 BURNS JJ
P W3 WHITMAN SE
CE E5 RICKTER SH
G E4 NORDSELL JA

Accident Summary:

ON 14 MAY 1972, ^WO1 BURNS^, AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, AND ^CW3 WHITMAN^, PILOT, IN UH-1H AIRCRAFT ^SN 69-15883^, FILED A DD FORM 1080, LOCAL FLIGHT CLEARANCE, AT ^120TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER^ COMPANY OPERATIONS FOR MISSION M-3. AT APPROXIMATELY 0845 THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE SANFORD ARMY AIRFIELD ENROUTE TO TAN SON NHUT AB. ENROUTE THEY WERE BRIEFED BY RADIO TO LAND AT SAIGON HELIPORT (H-3), REFUEL AND BE PREPARED FOR A 1000 HOUR MISSION. AT 1000 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPOSITIONED TO THE RAZORBACK HELIPAD AT TAN SON NHUT WITH ANOTHER UH-1H AIRCRAFT TO AWAIT THE VIP. THE VIP ARRIVED AT 1045 AND BOTH AIRCRAFT DEPARTED. APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, NEAR DI AN BASECAMP AT 500' AGL AND 105 KTS, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. ^WO1 BURNS^ ENTERED AUTOROTATION. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ON A RICEDIKE SLIGHTLY LEFT SKID LOW, BOUNCED UP, TURNED 20 TO THE LEFT, TOUCHED DOWN RIGHT SKID FIRST, STRIKING THE RIGHT CHIN BUBBLE. ^WO1 BURNS^ SHUT DOWN THE AIRCRAFT AND CHECKED TO SEE THAT THE CREW WAS NOT INJURED. THE LEAD AIRCRAFT CIRCLED AROUND AND INSURED THAT THE CREW WAS SAFE, NOTIFIED COMPANY OPERATIONS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND LOCATION PRIOR TO CONTINUING ON WITH THE VIP TO THE DESTINATION.\\

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15883
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1270.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY

7105  44  236 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     7106  68  304 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN    

 

Note:  This list only includes helicopters that were in this unit after        September 1966.  The primary source of this information is the        U.S. Army Goldbook.  Accuracy is estimated to be about 80% to 95%.

 

 

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