Helicopter UH-1C 65-09474

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09474
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001309
Date: 08/18/69
Accident case number: 690818241 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 79 TC CO
The station for this helicopter was Qui Nhon in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: CR090225
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 1
costing 224415
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
MN W2 LOHMAN DJ

Passengers:
E6 C YOUNG, TIP, D;


Accident Summary:

A/C WAS COMPLETING NORMAL TEST FLIGHT AND HAD BEEN FLYING 30-45 MINUTES. PILOT STATED A/C WAS FLYING SMOOTH AND HE HAD MADE ONE APPROACH TO FIELD, MAKING A GO-AROUND JUST PUTTING TIME ON THE AIRCRAFT. AS HE TURNED CROSS-WIND (RIGHT HAND TURN), HE HEARD METAL TO METAL NOISE, CONTINUING TO TURN TO MAKE MIDFIELD BASE NOISE CONTINUED FOLLOWED BY A LOUD SMAP. AT THIS TIME HE CALLED TOWER ADVISING THEM OF HIS PROBLEM. WITNESSES ON GROUND STATED THAT THE TAIL ROTOR APPEARED TO SLOW AND EVENTALLY STOP. AS AIRCRAFT APPROACHED THE GROUND IT YAWED TO THE RIGHT AND THEN STARTED SPINNING TO THE LEFT. AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE GROUND, BOUNCED ONCE AND CAME TO RSST IN A NEAR LEVEL POSITION WITH THE TAIL SECTION TWISTED TO THE LEFT SIDE. THE ENSUING FIRE RENDERED THE AIRCRAFT A TOTAL LOSS.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 65-09474
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 0266.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  87  545 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6611  72  617 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6612  17  634 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6701  88  722 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6702  49  771 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6703  52  823 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6704  26  849 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6705  28  877 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6706  44  921 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6707  54  975 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6708  49 1024 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6709   4 1028 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6710  23 1051 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6711   3 1054 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6712  11 1065 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
6801   0 1065 W0VC4B DIR SUP AC SOF   4TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6802   1 1066 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
6803  32 1098 2068   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  27 1125 2068   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805   0 1125 2068   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806   0 1125 2068   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807   0 1125 2068   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808  40 1165 3205   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6809   0 1165 3205   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6810  54 1219 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6811   0 1219 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   0 1219 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   0 1219 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   0 1219 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   7 1226 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  78 1304 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905   5 1309 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906   0 1309 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6907   0 1309 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6908   0 1309 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN



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