6717345

Helicopter 67-17345

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17345
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368
Total flight hours at this point: 00003464
Date: 08/21/71
Accident case number: 710821031
Unit: A/123 AVN 23 INF
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 8 . . Passengers = 6
costing 144545
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 SMITH TM
P W1 JONES FH
CE E3 HARP ES
G E4 SALAS JB

Passengers:
 , LCO, G; E4 FW HERRING, PAX, D; E4 J FARRELL, PAX, D; E5 E WYON, PAX, D; E4 M MONTOYA, PAX, G; E3 BH GOUDIE, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

 ON THE MORNING OF 21 AUG 71, AT 0930 HOURS A/C ^SN 67-17345^ DEPARTED CHU LAI ADMIN PAD ENROUTE TO LZ DOTTIE. UPON ARRIVAL AT LZ DOTTIE THE A/C PICKED THE A/C UP TO A HOVER. DURING THE HOVER CHECK, 38 TO 40 POUNDS OF TORQUE WAS INDICATED. HE DID NOT NOTICE THE N1 PERCENT. THE AC MADE HIS TAKE OFF TO THE SOUTH. HE THEN MADE A LOW LEVEL LEFT TURN OF MODERATE BANK AND CONTINUED EAST FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 3 SECONDS. AT 20 TO 40 FEET OF ALTITUDE AND 60 TO 70 KNOTS OF AIRSPEED, THE AC MADE ANOTHER LEFT BANK. THE BANK WAS STEEP, APPROXIMATELY 57 DEGREES FROM THE HORIZONTAL PLANE. THE A/C IMMEDIATELYLOST ALTITUDE. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE GROUND TWICE BEFORE THEY DUG IN SHARPLY (APPROXIMATELY 22 INCHES). AT THIS TIME, WITH THE A/C STILL IN A STEEP LEFT BANK ATTITUDE, THE TRANSMISSION STARTED TEARING LOOSE FROM ITS MOUNTS. THE A/C FUSELAGE CONTINUED AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE FROM THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT PATH, STRIKING A 3 FOOT 8 INCH HIGH RICE PADDY DIKE IN A LEFT SKID LOW ATTITUDE. THE FUSELAGE, AFTER BREAKING OFF THE REAR PORTION OF THE LEFT SKID, ROLLED NOSE LOW AND LATTERALLY TO THE RIGHT AT AN ANGLE OF ABOUT 60 DEGREES TO YHE LINE OF TRAVEL. THE A/C ROLLE TWICE AND SLID 110 FEET COMING TO REST ON IT'S BELLY IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE. THE TRANSMISSION, MAST ROTOR HEAD AND ONE BLADE CAME TO REST ACROSS THE TAIL BOOM, WHICH WAS ATTACHED TO THE A/C ONLY BY THE CONTROL CABLES. THE ROTOR BLADE STILL ATTACHED TO THE HEAD WAS BENT AND LYING UNDER THE AFT PORTION OF THE FUSELAGE. THE DETACHED BLADE WAS FOUND 400 FEET BEYOND THE MAIN WRECKAGE. THE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE AC, BOTH ENLISTED CREW MEMBERS, AND ALL OTHER PASSENGERS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17345
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.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6803   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6804 104  104 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 112  216 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806 144  360 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  98  458 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 101  559 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809 146  705 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810 138  843 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  35  878 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 113  991 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  93 1084 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 115 1199 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 123 1322 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 111 1433 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 112 1545 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 120 1665 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 113 1778 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 110 1888 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 121 2009 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 137 2146 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  13 2159 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  88 2247 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001 100 2347 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  94 2441 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003 101 2542 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  71 2613 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005  76 2689 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  58 2747 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  93 2840 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  62 2902 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  78 2980 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  71 3051 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  74 3125 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  88 3213 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101   0 3213 WC5EAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102   0 3213 W1BSAA NAVAL RESEARCH   LOAN       U MICHIGAN       ECOM         
7103   0 3213 W1BSAA NAVAL RESEARCH   LOAN       U MICHIGAN       ECOM         
7104   0 3213 W1BSAA NAVAL RESEARCH   LOAN       U MICHIGAN       ECOM         
7105   4 3217 W1BSAA NAVAL RESEARCH   LOAN       U MICHIGAN       ECOM         
7106  42 3259        108TH DIV TNG    3RD ARMY   CHARLOTTE        RESV      
7107 118 3377 WGLEA0 A 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  87 3464 WGLEA0 A 123RD AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN

Please send additions or corrections to:

Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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