The aircraft were landing in pairs. The approach and descent rate were too fast. The pilot flared to miss the lead aircraft causing the ail rotor to hit a tree. The aircraft settled and rolled down a hill
This record was last updated on 01/31/97
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16631
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000295
Unit: 61 AHC
UTM grid coordinates: BR824670
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
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.
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DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY 6707 24 24 1776 USARV FLT DET VIETNAM RVN 6708 28 52 1776 BELL HCPTR BAILMENT FT WORTH AVCOM 6709 4 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 78 134 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN 6801 141 275 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN 6802 20 295 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
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