Helicopter UH-1C 66-15181

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000370
Date: 05/21/68
Unit: 334 AHC
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 110 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 14202 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001074
Date: 12/29/68
Unit: 336 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 085 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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, 36501 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001173
Date: 01/06/69
Unit: 336 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0100 feet and 080 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 00602 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001173
Date: 01/20/69
Unit: 336 AHC
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 0100 feet and 080 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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
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, 02002 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001361
Date: 02/12/69
Unit: 336 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
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: ARMAMENT
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, 04304 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001420
Date: 04/05/69
Accident case number: 690405071
Unit: 336 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Soc Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
costing 69000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
MN O2 WEIKEL RL

Passengers:
UNK UNK, MS, G; UNK UNK, GM, G; E5 H KING, TO, G; E4 RD WILLIAMS, TO, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT AND CREW WERE ON A ROUTINE TEST FLIGHT AFTER AN ENGINE CHANGE IN THE AIRCRAFT. AFTER INSPECTING THE AIRCRAFT THE PILOT CRANKED IT UP. EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE NORMAL DURING THE GROUND RUN UP CHECKS AND SETTING THE FUEL CONTROLS. THE PILOT TOOK OFF ON RUNWAY 4 AND WAS AT 300 FEET. HE STARTED A RIGHT TURN TO BREAK OUT OF TRAFFIC, WHEN HE SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING. HE CALLED THE TOWER AND TOLD THEM HE WOULD REMAIN IN CLOSED TRAFFIC, AS SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE AIRCRAFT. ON THE DOWNWIND LEG TO RUNWAY THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SHUDDER, HE CHECKED THE PEDALS SEVERAL TIMES BY PUTTING THEM THROUGH FULL TRAVEL AND FOUND THAT HE STILL HAD PEDAL CONTROL. AT APPROXIMATELY 250 FEET AND 65 KNOTS AIRSPEED IN THE BASE TO FINAL, RIGHT TURN, HE LOST ALL PEDAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT YAWED VIOLENTLY TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND LOWERED THE NOSE AT THE SAME TIME APPLYING LEFT CYCLIC TRYING TO MINTAIN AIRSPEED AND KEEP THE AIRCRAFT LINED UP WITH THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS STILL APPROXIMATELY 70 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE FLIGHT PATH AND AT THIS TIME WAS OVER A HANGAR AND GOING TOWARD A DOUBLE ROW OF REVETMENTS WITH AIRCRAFT PARKED IN THEM. BEING UNABLE TO MANEUVER THE AIRCRAFT AND HAVING LOST ALTITUDE TO ABOUT 100 FEET. HE DECIDED TO TRY TO GET THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE RAMP AREA AND INTO THE OPEN AREA OUTSIDE OF THE PERIMETER FENCE OF THE AIRFIELD. AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET ALTITUDE THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE LEFT, THEN SHUDDERED AND BEGAN TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT, AT THIS POINT HE ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND TRIED TO FLARE AT THE SAME TIME. THE AIRCRAFT WAS STILL YAWED ABOUT 90 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE FLIGHT PATH, SO TO AVOID HITTING SIDEWAYS HE APPLIED FORWARD RIGHT CYCLIC IN ORDER TO SWING THE TAIL TO THE RIGHT. NEAR THE GROUND HE APPLIED FULL AFT CYCLIC TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT AND PULLED FULL PITCH. THE TAIL CONTACTED THE GROUND FIRST AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, BENDING THE FRONT CROSS TUBE AND BREAKING THE RIGHT CHIN BUBBLE.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001427
Date: 04/19/70
Accident case number: 700419031
Unit: 336 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Soc Trang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2610
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 GRIFFITH RD

Accident Summary:

ON T/O RUN AC EXPC LOSS OF RPM & DIR CONTROL WAS LOST AC TERMINATED WITH A HARD LDG RESULTING IN ICDT DMG TO SKIDS \


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15181
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 0767.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6707  11   11 1623   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  24   35 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709  27   62 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   1   63 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS
6711  17   80 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  26  106 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  15  121 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  23  144 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  76  220 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  65  285 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  85  370 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6806 102  472 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6807 111  583 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6808 104  687 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6809 177  864 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6810 107  971 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  40 1011 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  63 1074 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  99 1173 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6902 188 1361 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  57 1418 WG0RAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   2 1420 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6905   0 1420 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0 1420 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   0 1420 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6908   0 1420 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6909   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6910   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6911   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6912   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7001   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7002   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7003   0 1420 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7004   0 1427 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7005   0 1427 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7006   0 1427 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7007   0 1427 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7008   0 1427 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7009   1 1428 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  23 1451 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  51 1502 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  72 1574 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  58 1632 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  59 1691 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  23 1714 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7104   7 1721 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  89 1810 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  53 1863 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  51 1914 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  63 1977 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  46 2023 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  53 2076 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  36 2112 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  28 2140 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7201   0 2140 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7202  49 2189 WAYPAA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7203  42 2231 WAYPAA 604TH TRANS CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7204   0 2231 WAYPAA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7205   0 2231 WAYPAA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7206   3 2234 WAYPAA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7207   4 2238 WAYPAA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7208   0 2238 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7209   0 2238 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7210   0 2238 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7211   0 2238 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7212   0 2238 WCLSAA C TRP 16TH ACV   VIETNAM                     RVN
7301   0 2238 WCLSAA C TRP 16TH ACV   VIETNAM                     RVN
7302   0 2238 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7303   0 2238 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7304   0 2238 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7305  18 2256 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7306  37 2293 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7307  29 2322 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7308  20 2342 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7309   2 2344 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7310  30 2374 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7311  18 2392 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7312  10 2402 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7401  10 2412 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7402  16 2428 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG
7403  14 2442 W07QAA WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG
7404   4 2446 W2VHA1 WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG
7405   0 2446 W2VHA1 WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG
7409   0 2446 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    5TH ARMY   CORPUS CHRISTI   AMC
7410   0 2446 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM
7411   0 2446 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM
7412   0 2446 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM
7501   0 2446 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    AWTG DISP  CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM
7502   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN TRANSIT CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7503   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7504   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7505   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7506   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7507   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7508   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7509   0 2446 W0MUAA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        TRADOC
7510   0 2446 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7511  19 2465 WTU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   2 2467 WTU4D0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI



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