6616759

Helicopter 66-16759

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16759
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000329
Date: 11/28/67
Accident case number: 671128071
Unit: 355 AVN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 12340

Crew Members:
AC O3 HOWE MB
P W1 DILLMORE DA
CE E4 SNAPP RK
G E4 BEAUMONT EB

Accident Summary:

The aircraft on approach to an LZ struck a tree with a tail rotor blade. The aircraft settled into a second tree and then into a group of trees.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16759
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000702
Date: 10/22/68
Accident case number: 681022021
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6000

Crew Members:
AC W1 SIEGAL KA

Accident Summary:

ACFT WAS DISEMBARKING TROOPS INTO ONE SHIP LZ WHEN M/R BLADES STRUCK A TREE


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16759
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00002117
Date: 01/16/70
Accident case number: 700116111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 2
costing 244345
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 MORNINGSTAR CC
P O3 RALLO JJ
CE E4 LOCKHART JT
G E4 BALOG JD

Passengers:
KOREAN, PAX, G; KOREAN PASSENGER, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

ON 16 JAN 70, A UH-1H, SERIAL NUMBER 66-16759, DEPARTED THE 30TH ROK REGT. ENROUTE WITH A SLING LOAD AND TWO KOREAN PASSENGERS FOR AN LZ APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF PHAN RANG, RVN. WINDS AT THIS TIME WERE REPORTED TO BE 20 KTS, GUSTING TO 25 KTS. THE DESTINATION WAS A RIDGE LINE CP AT 3500 FT. AT THIS TIME, THE PILOT WAS ON THE CONTROLS. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL APPROX. 200 FT. FROM SET DOWN POINT, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A SUDDEN DOWN DRAFT WHICH CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO HEAD INTO THE FACE OF THE MOUNTAIN. THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT ATTEMPTED TO DROP THE SLING LOAD, BUT FAILED. THE PILOT PULLED IN FULL POWER TO AVOID CRASHING AND MAINTAINED THE AIRCRAFT STRAIGHT AND LEVEL. THE AIRCRAFT HIT LEVEL AND FELL OVER LEFT ROLLING OVER UNTIL IT WAS RESTING ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. ALL PERSONS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT AND THE CREWCHIEF SUSTAINED A SPRAINED ANKLE WHILE DEPARTING THE AIRCRAFT. ONE OF THE KOREAN PASSENGERS SUSTAINED A BROKEN ARM IN THE CRASH AND THE ROLLING OVER OF THE AIRCRAFT. AFTER EXITING THE AIRCRAFT, THE CREW ASSEMBLED AND WAS FLOWN TO PHAN RANG AIR FORCE HOSPITAL FOR EXAMINATION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ASCERTAINED TO BE UNECONOMICALLY REPAIRABLE AND NON-RECOVERABLE AND WAS DESTROYED IN PLACE TO PREVENT CAPTURE BY ENEMY FORCES.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16759
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
6708   0    0 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6709  96   96 3326   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710 120  216 3326   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM      
6711 113  329 3326   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6712   0  329 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6801   0  329 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6802   0  329 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6803   0  329 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6804   0  329 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6805   3  332 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6806  43  375 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807 147  522 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 113  635 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809   0  635 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  67  702 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811 113  815 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  66  881 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  88  969 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  92 1061 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  77 1138 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 113 1251 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 127 1378 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 107 1485 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 100 1585 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  93 1678 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 121 1799 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 126 1925 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  93 2018 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  61 2079 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  38 2117 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002   0 2117 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003   0 2117 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 2117 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN

Please send additions or corrections to:

Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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