6815736

Helicopter 68-15736

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15736
The Army purchased this helicopter 0669
Total flight hours at this point: 00002389
Date: 10/30/71
Accident case number: 711030011
Unit: B/229 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 312

Crew Members:
AC W2 CANNON WJ

Accident Summary:

 MOVING FROM REVETMENT FOR REPOSITION TO STANDBY LINE. CLEARED TO TURN TAIL BY GROUND GUIDE. TURNED TAIL AND MADE MINIMAL CONTACT WITH REVETMENT CAUSING INCIDENT DAMAGE TO TAIL ROTOR BLADES.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15736
The Army purchased this helicopter 0669
Total flight hours at this point: 00002758
Date: 05/03/72
Accident case number: 720503051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 2
costing 293070
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 FRANKLIN RD
P O2 BODDEKER HS
CE E4 MORAN CC
G E4 HUTCHINS RJ

Passengers:
 E5 PATTERSON, PAX, G; O3 PJ LUELLING, PAX, E;


Accident Summary:

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:\\ ^W1 ROGER D. FRANKLIN^ WAS AIRCRAFT COMMANDER OF ARMY HELICOPTER ^SN 68-157368^ ON MAY 3, 1972. HISCREW CONSISTED OF HIS PILOT ^1LT HUGH S. BODDEKER,^ CREW ENGINEER, ^SP/4 CHARLES C. MORAN,^ AND GUNNER ^SP/4 RONALD J. HUTCHINS.^ ON THE MORNING OF 3MAY 1972, ^W1 FRANKLIN^ WAS ASSIGNED TO FLY DIRECTCOMBAT SUPPORT MISSIONS FOR THE ^196TH LIGHT INF BDE.^ THE DAY WAS ROUTINE, INCLUDING AN EARLY START, 5 HRS IN THE MORNING, A BREAK FOR LUNCH AT PHU BAI, AND BACK TO THE MISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 1300HOURS. AT 1500 ^W1 FRANKLIN^ REFUELED, AND PICKEDUP SUPPLIES ENROUTE TO FIREBASE T-BONE. ON THE APPROACH INTO T-BONE THE CREW BELIEVED THEY HAD TAKEN SPORADIC SMALL ARMS FIRE. AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND THE CARGO UNLOADED ^SP/4 MORAN^ MADE A QUICK INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND FOUND NO DAMAGE. TWO PASSENGERS BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT. AT 1525 ^W1 FRANKLIN^ AND HIS CREW CLEARED HIS AIRCRAFT FOR DEPARTURE. AS HE PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP TO A HOVER IT STARTED UP THEN JERKED TO THE RIGHT AND SHUDDERED. ^_W1 FRANKLIN^ ATTEMPTED A CORRECTIVE ACTION OF FULLLEFT CYLCIC AND LOWERING THE COLLECTIVE. THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO SETTLE, THEN BROKE LOOSE, SLID APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT TO THE RIGHT REAR AND CAUGHT AGAIN ON THE PSP. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ROLLED TO ITS RIGHT SIDE. WITH THE FIRST POINT OF CONTACT BEINGTHE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM WHICH WAS SEVERED AT THE MAST. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. AT THIS TIME ^W1 FRANKLIN^ SHUT THE ENGINE DOWN AND FOLLOWED HIS CREW AND PASSENGERS TO SAFETY. SOMEONE NOTICED A SMALL FIRE IN THE ENGINE HOT END. ^W1 FRANKLIN^ GOT THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND PUT THE FIRE OUT WITH NO FURTHER INCIDENT. THE ONLY INJURIES WERE A SPRAINED ANKLE SUSTAINED BY THE CREWCHIEF AND A BRUISED BACK SUSTAINED BY ^CPT LUELLIG.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15736
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 0669.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6906   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6907  12   12 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  73   85 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  57  142 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6910  62  204 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6911  91  295 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6912 100  395 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7001 100  495 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7002  82  577 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7003  59  636 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7004  65  701 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7005  98  799 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7006  51  850 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7007  75  925 WAAGAA 11GENSPTCO 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7008 139 1064 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7009 108 1172 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7010 116 1288 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7011  97 1385 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7012  90 1475 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7101 107 1582 WAAXB0 B 229TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  98 1680 WAAXB0 B 229TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  92 1772 WAAXB0 B 229TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  92 1864 WAAXB0 B 229TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105 113 1977 WAAXB0 B 229TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  93 2070 WAAXB0 A TRP 7 1ST ACS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  90 2160 WAAXB0 229 ASH BN B CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  71 2231 WAAXB0 229 ASH BN B CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  53 2284 WAAXB0 229 ASH BN B CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110 105 2389 WAAXB0 244 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111  42 2431 WAAXB0 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  24 2455 WAAXB0 114 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201  63 2518 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  35 2553 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203  96 2649 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7204  98 2747 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7205  11 2758 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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