6717362

Helicopter 67-17362

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17362
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368
Total flight hours at this point: 00001695
Date: 08/01/69
Accident case number: 690801021
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Da Nang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6036

Crew Members:
AC W1 KEVAS GP

Accident Summary:

DUE TO TACT SITUATION TROOPS HAD TO BE PLACED IN SM LZ SEV SHIPS RECD FIRE M/R/B STRUCK TREE TOP INC DAM


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17362
The Army purchased this helicopter 0368
Total flight hours at this point: 00002139
Date: 05/20/70
Incident number: 700520201ACD Accident case number: 700520201 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phan Thiet in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 2
costing 289345
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 STALNAKER WC
P W1 HARLESS DL
CE E5 CRISTY W
G PFC KELSO THOMAS JOSH JR KIA

Passengers:
 E2 E WHITE, PAX, D; E2 DR SINGLETON, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT WAS ENROUTE FROM NHA TRANG, RVN TO PHAN THIET, RVN WITH A CARGO OF 5 U.S. PASSENGERS AND 7 PRC-25 RADIOS. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER DECIDED TO MAKE A REFUELING STOP AT THE 92ND AVN CO POL AT FLANDERS FIELD NEAR DONG BA THIN, RVN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLEARED FOR A 140 DEGREE APPROACH TO THE POL AREA. WHILE ON FINAL AT 100-150 FEET AND 1/4 MILE OUT, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER HEARD A STRANGE SAWING NOISE FROM THE VECINITY OF THE TAIL ROTOR AND FELT VIBRATION IN THE ANTI-TORQUE PEDALS. ABOUT THE SAME TIME THE AIRCRAFT STARTED YAWING TO THE RIGHT. REALIZING THAT HE HAD AN ANTI-TORQUE FAILURE, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, WHO WAS ON THE CONTROLS, INITIATED AUTOROTATION. AS THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IT HIT RIGHT SKID LOW AND ROLLED OVER. THE DOOR GUNNER WAS TRAPPED UNDER THE ROLLING HELICOPTER AND WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY THE AIRFRAME. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THERE WAS NO POST-CRASH FIRE.


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: PFC Thomas Josh Kelso, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/20/70 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 19.6
Date of Birth: 09/27/50
Home City: Louisville, KY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-070
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17362
SSN: 404749623
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 57A1F = Duty Soldier
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 03/13/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94

 


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17362
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  51   51 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 141  192 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806 135  327 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807   7  334 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 124  458 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809 124  582 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  99  681 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811 145  826 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 112  938 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901 154 1092 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 111 1203 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903   0 1203 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  80 1283 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  81 1364 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  97 1461 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 148 1609 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  86 1695 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  90 1785 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 110 1895 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911   0 1895 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912   2 1897 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  31 1928 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  72 2000 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  88 2088 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  51 2139 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 2139 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN

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Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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