Helicopter UH-1H 67-17703

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17703
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00002704
Date: 12/12/70
Accident case number: 701212011
Unit: 61 AHC
The station for this helicopter was An Son in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
costing 106816
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CAVALLARRO AJ
CP X1 TAN LV
CE E4 CLEMMONS RD

Passengers:
E4 RP CLEMMONS, GM, G;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT WAS A UH-1H (67-17703), A UTILITY HELICOPTER BELONGING TO THE 61ST ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY. THE PILOT WAS CAVALLARRO, ANTHONY J., WO1, 055-40-7372; THE COPILOT WAS TAN LE VAN, 2LT, GUNNER WAS CONNORS, LAWRENCE P., SP4 289-50-3438. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY 0.5 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHWEST OF LZ ENGLISH, COORDINATED AT APPROXIMATELY 08:10 HOURS, 12 DEC 70. THE PILOT PERFORMED A NORMAL PREFLIGHT PRIOR TO THE START OF HIS MISSION. AFTER A NORMAL START AND RUNUP THE PILOT CALLED FOR TAKEOFF AND WAS CLEARED FOR A SOUTH DEPARTURE FROM THE "CRAP TABLE" AT LZ ENGLISH AT APPROXIMATELY 08:05 HOURS. THE PILOT MADE A RIGHT TURNOUT TO DOWNWIND INTENDING TO LAND AT ANOTHER LANDING AREA ON THE LZ ENGLISH COMPOUND. WO1 CAVALLARRO CALLED HIS OPERATIONS AND INFORMED THEM THAT HE HAD TAKEN OFF AND THAT HE WAS PROCEEDING ON HIS MISSION. AT THAT TIME HE WAS INFORMED THAT A DER CHECK WAS TO BE PERFORMED. WO1 CAVALLARRO STARTED A CLIMB TO 1000 FEET FOR THE DER CHECK, PULLING IN APPROXIMATELY 35 PSI OF TORQUE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET AGL AND 60 KNOTS WHEN GRINDING NOISES STARTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE ENGINE CHIP DETECTOR LIGHT AND ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE MASTER CAUTION PANEL. THE ENGINE AND ROTOR TACHOMETER NEEDLES SPLIT AND THE N1 PERCENT WAS OBSERVED PASSING THROUGH 50%. THE PILOT ALSO STATED THAT THE EGT WAS APPROXIMATELY 530 DEGREES TO 540 DEGREES C AT THAT TIME. THE PILOT INITIATED AND GAVE A "MAYDAY" CALL. UPON OBSERVATION OF HIS LANDING ZONE AND ON SHORT FINAL: APPROXIMATELY 15 TO 20 FEET AGL; THE PILOT OBSERVED CONCERTINA WIRE ACROSS HIS LANDING AREA. THE PILOT PULLED PITCH TO EXTEND HIS GLIDE OVER THE AREA. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FELT A DEFINATE DROP IN ROTOR RPM AT THAT TIME. THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE LEFT AND IMPACTED WITH LEVELED SKIDS IN A LEFT YAWED CONDITION. THE CONDITION. THE AREA WAS A SMALL FIELD OF SOFT EARTH. UPON IMPACT, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT STRIKING ONE MAIN ROTOR BLADE AND BREAKING OFF APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF OF IT. THE REMAINING MAIN ROTOR BLADE ROTATED AROUND AND STOPPED WITH THE AIRCRAFT SUPPORTED ON THE RIGHT SIDE BY THAT BLADE. THE CREW STATED THAT THEY HEARD POSSIBLE GUNFIRE PRIOR TO THE ENGINE FAILURE AND ALSO AFTER THEY HAD EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. THE CREW WAS PICKED UP BY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT LESS THAN 5 MINUTES LATER AND TAKEN TO THE DISPENSARY AT LZ ENGLISH. THE PILOT, COPILOT, GUNNER WERE RELEASED AT THAT TIME. THE PILOT RECEIVED MINOR CUTS ON HIS LEG AND ARMS. THE CREWCHIEF WAS MEDEVACED TO QUI NHON TO THE 67TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER OBSERVATION FOR A POSSIBLE BACK INJURY. THE CREWCHIEF WAS RELEASED THE NEXT DAY WITH A MINOR BACK SPRAIN AND RETURNED TO HIS COMPANY.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17703
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 0868.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6808   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6809 111  111 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  80  191 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811 129  320 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812 106  426 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901 106  532 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  85  617 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  51  668 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  88  756 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905 101  857 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906 100  957 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6907 120 1077 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6908 117 1194 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6909 118 1312 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6910 125 1437 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  93 1530 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  59 1589 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  66 1655 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 117 1772 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7003 126 1898 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  29 1927 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7005 108 2035 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  90 2125 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  78 2203 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7008 101 2304 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7009 127 2431 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  98 2529 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7011 112 2641 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  63 2704 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
7101   0 2704 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
7102   0 2704 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
7103   0 2704 W0MCAA DIR DIST TRANS   IN STORAGE RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM
7104   0 2704 W0MCAA DIR DIST TRANS   IN STORAGE RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM
7105   0 2704 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
7106   0 2704 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
7107   0 2704 W0MCAA DIR DIST  TRANS  IN MAINT   RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM
7108   0 2704 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7109   0 2704 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7110   0 2704 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7111   0 2704 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7112   0 2704 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7201   0 2704 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7202  61 2765 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7203  73 2838 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7204  85 2923 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7205   1 2924 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7206   1 2925 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7207  82 3007 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7208  80 3087 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7209  78 3165 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7210  85 3250 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7211  82 3332 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7212  80 3412 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7301  45 3457 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7302  82 3539 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7303  54 3593 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7304  91 3684 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7305  90 3774 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7306 102 3876 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7307  86 3962 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7308  82 4044 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7309  46 4090 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7310  49 4139 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7311  89 4228 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7312  68 4296 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7401  55 4351 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7402  73 4424 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7403  75 4499 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7404  80 4579 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7405  65 4644 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7409   0 4685 W0Y6AA IN STORAGE       IN STORAGE DAVIS MONTHAN    AVSCOM
7410   0 4685 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7411   0 4685 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7412   4 4689 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7501   9 4698 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7502  24 4722 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7503  22 4744 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7504   9 4753 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7505   4 4757 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7506   2 4759 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7507  17 4776 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7509  25 4814 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7510  27 4841 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7511  13 4854 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE
7512   7 4861 WA4NT0 34TH SIG BN      GERMANY                     EUROPE



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