Helicopter UH-1H 66-16627

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16627
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001474
Date: 04/16/69
Accident case number: 690416291
Unit: 61 AHC
The station for this helicopter was English in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 20847
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 MCARTHUR JD
P O2 FRIES AD
CE E4 CAPEL WC
G E3 NAHOOIKAIKA WK

Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT WAS PARKED IN REVETMENT #5 ON THE "CRAP TABLE" AT LZ ENGLISH. ^LT MCARTHUR^ STARTED THE AIRCRAFT AND COMPLETED HIS COCKPIT CHECK. THE AIRCRAFT WAS PARKED NOSE TOWARDS THE SOUTH. ^LT MCARTHUR^ PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP TO A HOVER IN THE REVETMENT AND PROCEEDED TO REMOVE IT IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION. UPON CLEARING THE REVETMENT, ^LT MCARTHUR^ APPLIED RIGHT PEDAL TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT TO THE WEST TO MOVE FROM THE REVETMENT AREA TO THE LINE UP HIS AIRCRAFT FOR DEPARTURE. AFTER INITIATION OF THE RIGHT PEDAL TO TURN, THE AIRCRAFT TURNED RAPIDLY TO THE RIGHT. ^LT MCARTHUR^ APPLIED LEFT PEDAL TO CORRECT. AFTER RECEIVING NO RESPONSE, ^LT MCARTHUR^ CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE TO PREVENT THE TAIL FROM HITTING THE REVETMENT. IN DOING SO THE AIRCRAFT HIT HARD, BENDING THE SKIDS WHICH IN TURN DAMAGED THE BELLY OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN AND THE CREW EXITED THE AIRCRAFT IN CASE OF FIRE.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16627
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001650
Date: 11/08/69
Accident case number: 691108011
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3016
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 HARRISON PE

Accident Summary:

BLADE STRIKE OCCURRED WHILE ON LOW LEVEL PEOPLE SNIFFER MSN DAM WAS NOT NOTED UNTIL POST FLT INSP ICDT DAM \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16627
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00002238
Date: 08/12/70
Accident case number: 700812251
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Quang Tri 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 O3 LEARKIN R

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING CHALK 2 IN FORMATION OF THREE AC. ON APPROACH INTO A THREE SHIP LZ, UP AN 8-10 DEGREE SLOPE AIRCRAFT LOST RPM. POWER WAS APPLIED. AIRCRAFT LOST LEFT PEDAL CONTROL. AIRCRAFT WENT INTO LZ, TURNED 90 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT AND BECAME ENTANGLED IN 8-10 FOOT ELEPHANT GRASS. AIRCRAFT WAS SHUT DOWN. SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE TO MAIN ROTOR BLADE. MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL CAME TO SCENE AND CHECKED OUT AIRCRAFT AND FLEW IT BACK TO QUANG TRI, WHERE MAIN ROTOR BLADE WAS REPLACED.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16627
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00002565
Date: 03/24/71
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XD670543
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


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16627
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  25   25 1776   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  26   51 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709   5   56 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   0   56 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711   0   56 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  47  103 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 131  234 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  52  286 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 116  402 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  77  479 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805 117  596 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  55  651 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  84  735 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808 127  862 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  71  933 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  90 1023 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  76 1099 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  68 1167 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  71 1238 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  88 1326 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  96 1422 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  52 1474 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6905   0 1474 WCLNAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906   0 1474 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6907   0 1474 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6908   0 1474 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  10 1484 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  63 1547 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911 103 1650 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  72 1722 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  59 1781 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  75 1856 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  74 1930 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  70 2000 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  66 2066 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  50 2116 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  29 2145 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  93 2238 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  32 2270 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  48 2318 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  31 2349 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  61 2410 WAAMC0 TRP C 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  64 2474 WAAMC0 3 17 AC SQ C TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  91 2565 WDF2D0 D TRP 3 5 CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7103   0 2565 WDF2D0 D TRP 3 5 CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN



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