6815524

Helicopter 68-15524

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15524
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00001252
Date: 05/03/70
Accident case number: 700503041
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555

Crew Members:
AC W1 MONROE S

Accident Summary:

ACFT WAS SHUTTING DOWN WHEN JEEP WITH ANTENNA DROVE TOO CLOSE &DMG ONE M/R BLADE


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15524
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00001654
Date: 10/06/70
Accident case number: 701006251
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was My Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5000

Crew Members:
AC O2 WALSH JR
P W2 SMITH RK

Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL. TAIL ROTOR STRUCK WATER. ONE TAIL ROTOR BLADE SHATTERED. 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX STRIPPED. AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15524
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00002255
Date: 12/08/71
Unit: 48 AHC
South Vietnam
Loss to Inventory


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15524
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00002255
Date: 12/08/71
Accident case number: 711208081
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 45334
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 ALLEN RB
P W1 NORDSTROM RL
CE E5 SEITZ CR
G E4 DAVIS AE

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT ^68-15524^, A UH-1H, WAS ASSIGNED THE MISSION OF TROOP EXTRACTION WHICH BEGAN AT 0735 HOURS, 8 DECEMBER 1971. AFTER WEATHER DELAYS WHICH RESULTED IN ONE HOUR OF FLIGHT TIME THE MISSION WAS RESUMED AT 0930 HOURS. TWO SUCCESSFUL EXTRACTIONS OF TROOPS WERE MADE AT TWO DIFFERENT PICK-UP ZONES. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE TERMINATION OF THE APPROACH TO THE THIRD PICK-UP ZONE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS THIRD IN A FLIGHT OF FIVE MAINTAINING THIRTY SECONDS SEPARATION. THE APPROACH COURSE INTO THE PICK-UP ZONE WAS FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WITH THE WINDS REPORTED AS LIGHT FROM THE EAST. VISIBILITY AT THE TIME WAS A MINIMUM OF THREE TO FIVE MILES. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, '1LT. ROBERT B. ALLEN^, WAS AT THE CONTROLS AND BEGAN HIS APPROACH AS CHALK 2 LANDED. HE ALLOWED THE APPROACH TO BECOME STEEP AND SLIGHTLY FAST. THE PILOT, ^WO1 RICHARD L. NORDSTROM,^ INFORMED THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THAT ALL INSTRUMENTS WERE WITHIN NORMAL OPERATING RANGES AT THE START OF THE APPROACH AND AGAIN ON SHORT FINAL. THE CREW CHIEF, ^SP-5, CHRISTOPHER R. SEITZ,^ AND GUNNER, ^SP-4 ALBERT E. DAVIS,JR^, INFORMED ^1LT ALLEN^ THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLEAR DOWN AND THAT THE TAIL ROTOR WAS CLEAR. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER COULD PULL IN POWER AT THE TERMINATION OF THE APPROACH THE RIGHT SKID IMPACTED THE GROUND CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT SKID RESULTING IN THE MAIN ROTOR STRIKING THE GROUND, AND THE AIRCRAFT COMING TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THERE WAS NO FIRE AND NO INJURIES AND THE CREW EXITED THE AIRCRAFT WITH MINIMUM DIFFICULTY. THEY WERE EVACUATED FROM THE SCENE BY THE TRAIL AIRCRAFT.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15524
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 0569.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6905   0    0 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6906  94   94 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 159  253 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 135  388 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 100  488 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 105  593 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911 108  701 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912 103  804 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001 102  906 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 100 1006 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003 116 1122 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  15 1137 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005 115 1252 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  89 1341 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  93 1434 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008 101 1535 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  98 1633 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  21 1654 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011   0 1654 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012   0 1654 W0Y6AA USA FLT OPN OFC  5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AMC         
7101   0 1654                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   4 1658                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103  27 1685 WC3EAA 48 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  95 1780 WC3EAA 48 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  95 1875 WC3EAA 48 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  73 1948 WC3EAA 48 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  44 1992 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  50 2042 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  89 2131 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  37 2168 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111  87 2255 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN

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Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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