Helicopter UH-1C 66-00647

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000619
Date: 02/12/68
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 04303 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000853
Date: 05/07/68
Unit: HHT/7/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 12802 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001650
Date: 10/16/69
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was an Unknown mission
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0150 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 28901 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001672
Date: 11/06/69
Accident case number: 691106211
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
The station for this helicopter was Phu Loi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 94663
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 ATACK AP
P W1 TEEPLE JR
CE MCMAINS
G COMPTON

Passengers:
, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT HAD RETURNED FROM A COMBAT MISSION AND WAS BEING MANEUVERED INTO A REVETMENT. WO TEEPLE, WHO WAS AT THE CONTROLS OF THE HELICOPTER, ENTERED THE REVETMENT AT A 45 DEG ANGLE AND WAS IN THE PROCESS OF LANDING THE HELICOPTER WHILE AT A LOW HOVEER. THE PILOT STATED THAT AS HE APPLIED LEFT PEDAL TO BRING THE TAIL TO THE RIGHT, THE NOSE DRIFTED TOWARD THE LEFT SIDE OF THE L-SHAPED REVETMENT. HE THEN APPLIED LEFT CYCLIC CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO ROLL TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND APPLIED FULL RIGHT CYCLIC CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO LAND HARD AND SLIDE TO THE RIGHT. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE REVETMENT TWICE JUST AFTER THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE HARD LANDING AND SUDDEN STOPPAGE OF THE MAIN ROTOR NECESSITATED AN INSPECTION AT WHICH TIME DAMAGE WAS FOUND THROUGOUT THE ENTIRE DRIVE SYSTEM.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001674
Date: 01/24/70
Unit: 605 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BP987456
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00647
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001674
Date: 01/24/70
Accident case number: 700124131 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Ninh Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 250000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 MATTINGLY AB
CP O2 BATES GR

Passengers:
LCO, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

ON 24 JAN 70, AT 0800 HOURS, WO1 ARTHUR B. MATTINGLY, A GUNSHIP PILOT FOR THE 48TH AVN CO (AH), WAS FLYING A FIRE TEAM LEAD ON A "SNIFFER" MISSION IN THE AREA OF DONG BO MOUNTAIN, RVN. WO1 MATTINGLY HAD RELINQUISHED CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT TO 1LT GARRY R. BATES, THE CO-PILOT, WHILE HE SEARCHED THE AREA TO THE RIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT. AT THIS TIME, THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A SLIGHT CLIMB OF 300 TO 400 FPM, AND THE GAS PRODUCER READ 94% TO 95% WITH 38 POUNDS OF TORQUE. THERE WAS A SUDDEN LOSS OF RPM ACCOMPANIED BY LOW RPM AUIDIO AND LIGHT SIGNALS. AT THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS 100 FEET ABOVE THE TREES WITH AN AIRSPEED OF 50 TO 60 KNOTS. AT THIS TIME WO1 MATTINGLY ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ENGINE RPM BLED OFF TO 5600 RPM AND N1 DROPPED TO 66%. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO REGAIN RPM BY LOWERING THE COLLECTIVE AND APPLYING FORWARD CYCLIC. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE ATTITUDE AND ALTITUDE OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT ELECTED TO SETTLE THE AIRCRAFT IN THE TREES BECAUSE OF NON-AVAILABILITY OF A FORCED LANDING AREA. THE PILOT UTILIZED THE REMAINING RPM TO CUSHION THE DESCENT OF THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE TREES. THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED INTO THE TREES TAIL FIRST AND CAME TO REST ON A BOULDER ON ITS LEFT IIDE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR FIRE.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00647
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 1066.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6611   6    6 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6612  23   29 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6701  48   77 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6702  14   91 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6703   8   99 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6704  15  114 WG0YAA A TRP 7SQ 17AC   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6705  11  125 WG0YAA A TRP 7SQ 17AC   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6706  20  145 WG0YAA A TRP 7SQ 17AC   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6707  23  168 WG0YAA A TRP 7SQ 17AC   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6708  35  203 WG0YAA A TRP 7SQ 17AC   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6709   0  203 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6710   0  203 W1D44G 7TH SQ 17 CAV    1STARMY    FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
6711  31  234 WAZNA0 ATRP 7SQ 17CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712 130  364 WAZNA0 ATRP 7SQ 17CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 129  493 WAZNA0 ATRP 7SQ 17CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 126  619 WAZNA0 ATRP 7SQ 17CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  82  701 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  76  777 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  76  853 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806 120  973 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  77 1050 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  45 1095 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  63 1158 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  43 1201 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  94 1295 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  61 1356 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  85 1441 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   8 1449 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0 1449 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6904   0 1449 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6905   0 1449 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   1 1450 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   0 1450 WDFHAA HHC 520T BN34GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  66 1516 WAHBB0 COB 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  57 1573 WAHBB0 COB 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  77 1650 WAHBB0 COB 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  22 1672 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912   2 1674 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001   0 1674 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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