6717154

Helicopter 67-17154

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17154
The Army purchased this helicopter 0168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001086
Date: 10/22/68
Accident case number: 681022031
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Nha Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3000

Crew Members:
AC W1 PECK RE

Accident Summary:

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


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17154
The Army purchased this helicopter 0168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001309
Date: 01/29/69
Incident number: 690129211ACD Accident case number: 690129211 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ninh Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 8 . . Passengers = 5
costing 244345
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P W1 RYAN LE
CP W1 BARRET DB
CE E4 FREEMAN GA
G E3 MOSS HL

Passengers:
 X1 HJ LEE, PAX, D; X2 KR LEE, PAX, D; X2 SL HONG, PAX, D; X1 KIM BK, , PX, KIA; X1 JS LEE, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

 ^UH-1H ARMY HELICOPTER 67-17154,^ WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT DURING A DCS MISSION FROM ^NINH HOA, RVN TO NHA TRANG, RVN^. THERE WAS A CREW OF FOUR (4) ON BOARD THE FLIGHT. A WEATHER REPORT FROM ^NHA TRANG^ TOWER IN THE AREA OF THE CRASH AT ^0955 HOURS^ WAS 3500' OVERCAST, 2500' SCATTERED, VISIBILITY 11 MILES, AND WINDS 320 DEGREES AT 8 KNOTS. THE MISSION OF ^67-17154^ WAS TO PICK UP FIVE (5) ^KOREANS FROM DIVISION PAD AT OP 968815,^ AND TAKE THEM TO ^NHA TRANG, RVN^. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST AT 1500', 80-85 KTS. PIC WAS IN PROCESS OF SWITCHING TO ^NHA TRANG^ TOWER FREQUENCY WHEN A LOUD SNAP OR POP WAS HEARD AND AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED SEVERE LATERAL VIBRATIONS. PIC TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND INITIATED A 180 DEGREE AUTOROTATION, TO MAKE AN AREA OF OPEN ROAD WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY SIX (6) METERS WIDE WITH NO OBSTRUCTIONS. PIC ATTEMPTED TO CALL ^NHA TRANG^ TOWER, BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. PIC INSTRUCTED PILOT TO SWITCH RADIO TO GUARD FREQUENCY. THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION ON THE PILOTS PART AS TO WHAT THE PIC WANTED HIM TO DO. UPON ROLLING OUT 180 DEGREES AUTOROTATION PIC NOTICED SEVERE LOSS OF ROTOR RPM, AND INITIATED A GENTLE FLARE IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGAIN ROTOR RPM. AT APPROXIMATELY 30^-50' ABOVE THE GROUND AIRCRAFT HAD ALMOST NO ROTOR RPM AND FELL STRAIGHT DOWN LANDING WITH THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT 30 DEGREES T TOHE RIGHT OF THE ROAD. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LESS THAN TWO (2) FEET OF FORWARD GROUND RUN. THE MAST SNAPPED AND THE HEAD AND ROTOR BLADES WERE LAYING PARALLEL TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT.


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: X1 B. K. Kim
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/29/69 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Service: Unknown service.
Unit: 48 AHC
Service: Unknown service.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17154
Country: South Vietnam
This record was last updated on 07/30/95


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17154
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 0168.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6801   0    0 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802 167  167 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803 126  293 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804 108  401 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 150  551 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806 117  668 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  60  728 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 129  857 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809 110  967 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810 119 1086 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  41 1127 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 118 1245 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  64 1309 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN

Please send additions or corrections to:

Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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