Helicopter UH-1D 66-16672

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16672
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000398
Date: 04/27/68
Accident case number: 680427061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 61 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Qui Nhon in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BR771855
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W2 YOUNG LW
P W2 LEATHERS L
CE E4 RHODES GR
G E3 HAYWOOD WM

Accident Summary:

While on a sniffer mission, the pilot descended down the first hill and started up a second hill in a cyclic climb and the aircraft failed to respond so pilot applied more aft cyclic. The pilot experienced feed back and hit a tree which caused anti-torque failure. The aircraft began to spin and was autorotated into trees

This record was last updated on 04/13/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16672
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   0    0 1776   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  22   22 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709   6   28 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   0   28 1776   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711   0   28 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  42   70 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  38  108 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  71  179 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 123  302 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  96  398 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN



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