Helicopter UH-1H 66-16305

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16305
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000252
Date: 01/09/68
Accident case number: 680109101
Unit: 61 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5875
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 WILLIAMS JL

Accident Summary:

Aircraft struck tree on vertical descent into hot LZ.

This record was last updated on 01/05/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16305
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001363
Date: 01/23/69
Accident case number: 690123131
Unit: 61 AHC
The station for this helicopter was English in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 PELL R

Accident Summary:

ACFT CAME OVER RIDGE LINE LOW LEVEL & HIT TREE \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16305
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00002240
Date: 10/08/70
Accident case number: 701008031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 162 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 244345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 BEVERLY TW
P W1 WILLIAMS RC

Accident Summary:

AT 0900 HOURS, 8 OCTOBER 1970, AIRCRAFT UH-1H, SERIAL NUMBER 66-16305, WITH WO1 BEVERLY AS AC AND WO1 WILLIAMS AS PILOT, EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE ON TAKE-OFF FROM NAM CAM HELIPAD REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, COORINATES VQ 9967. AT THE TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS CHALK TWO IN A FLIGHT OF TWO ON TAKE-OFF. THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET AND 30 KNOTS. THE AIRCRAFT HAD FOUR NAVY SEALS ON BOARD AND WO1 BEVERLY WAS AT THE CONTROLS. BOTH PILOTS WERE ALERTED OF THE EMERGENCY WHEN THEY HEARD A LOUD EXPLOSION FROM THE ENGINE. BEING ONLY AT 50 FEET OF ALTITUDE WO1 BEVERLY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO CHECK HIS INSTRUMENTS PRIOR TO GROUND CONTACT. ANALYZING THE MALFUNCTION AS ENGINE FAILURE, WO1 BEVERLY IMMEDIATELY FLARED THE AIRCRAFT TO REDUCE FORWARD AIRSPEED. THE AUTOROTATION WAS A STRAIGHT IN AS THE WIND WAS CALM AND NOT A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. THE ONLY TERRAIN WO1 BEVERLY HAD TO LAND IN, CONSIDERING HIS ALTITUDE AT THE TIME, WAS LESS THAN DESIRABLE. IT WAS COMPOSED OF UNGRADED SOFT SAND THAT WAS BEING USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW RUNWAY IN THE VICINITY OF THE HELIPAD. AS WO1 BEVERLY BEGAN TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT THE REAR AREA OF HIS SKIDS SUNK IN THE SOFT SAND CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO MOMENTARILY REMAIN IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE RESULT OF THIS WAS A TAIL LOW ATTITUDE CAUSING A TAIL ROTOR STRIKE AND SUBSEQUENT SEPARATION OF THE TAIL ROTOR BLADES FROM THE HUB ASSEMBLY. THE TAIL ROTOR STRIKE, ALONG WITH THE SLIGHT FORWARD MOVEMENT OF THE HELICOPTER, CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO SLIDE FORWARD APPROXIMATELY 100FEET. DURING THIS GROUND SLIDE THE CROSSTUBES COLLAPSED CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO COME TO A STOP ON ITS BELLY. THE CREW AND PASSENGERS IMMEDIATELY EXITED THE AIRCRAFT AS SOON AS IT SLID TO A STOP. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO CAN THO ABOUT 6 HOURS LATER.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16305
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00002530
Date: 07/20/71
Accident case number: 710720061
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 FRECHETTE JF

Accident Summary:

WHILE LANDING IN A HOT PZ FOR TROOP EXTRACTION, AIRCRAFT MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK A TREE.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16305
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 0467.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6704   1    1 WQ1CAA GEN SUPPLY DIV   4THARMY    RED RIVER AD     AVCOM
6705   0    1 9221   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6706   0    1 9221   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  14   15 1776   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  44   59 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709   8   67 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   0   67 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711   0   67 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  51  118 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 134  252 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 130  382 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 159  541 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804 111  652 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  92  744 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  91  835 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  74  909 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808 134 1043 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809   9 1052 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810 150 1202 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  11 1213 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  94 1307 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  56 1363 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  39 1402 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  86 1488 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  86 1574 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  88 1662 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906  70 1732 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6907 138 1870 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6908 113 1983 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6909   0 1983 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6910   0 1983 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6911   0 1983 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6912   0 1983 8003   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
7001   0 1983 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE
7002   0 1983 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE
7003   0 1989 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE
7004   0 1989 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE
7005   0 1989 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
7006   0 1989 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
7007   1 1990 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008 128 2118 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  99 2217 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  23 2240 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7011   0 2240 W0Y6AA USA FLT OPN OFC  5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AMC
7012   0 2240 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7101   0 2240                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 2240                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 2240 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7104   6 2246 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7105  72 2318 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7106 112 2430 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7107 100 2530 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  98 2628 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7109 103 2731 WC07AA 79 TC CO         VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  79 2810 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  28 2838 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7112   3 2841 WC07AA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  64 2905 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7202  91 2996 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7203  76 3072 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7204  50 3122 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7205  73 3195 WDU5AA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7206  83 3278 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7207   0 3278 WDU5AA 201 CAC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7208   0 3278 W0Y6AA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7209   0 3278 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7210   0 3278 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7211   0 3278 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7212   0 3278 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7301   0 3278 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7302   0 3278 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7303   0 3278 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7304   0 3278 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7305   0 3278 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7306   4 3282 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7307   0 3282 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7308   6 3288 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7309  19 3307 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7310  20 3327 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7311   9 3336 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7312  10 3346 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7401   0 3346 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7402  11 3357 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7403  13 3370 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7404   2 3372 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7405  16 3388 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7409  13 3439 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7410  19 3458 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7411  23 3481 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7412  16 3497 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7501   3 3500 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7502  11 3511 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7503  25 3536 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7504  32 3568 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7505  24 3592 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7506  39 3631 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7507  20 3651 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7509  19 3674 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7510   4 3678 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7511  17 3695 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS
7512   0 3695 W1D74F USATSCH          1ST ARMY   FORT EUSTIS      TRADOCTS



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