Helicopter UH-1H 67-17760

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17760
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00001913
Date: 12/20/70
Accident case number: 701220071
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho 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 W2 SEDLACK JA

Accident Summary:

ACFT AT 1500 FT, 80 KNOTS WHEN LEST CARGO DOOR CAME OFF. THE DOOR KNOCKED TWO HOLES IN LEFT FUEL CELL PANEL, THE WENT UNDER TAIL BOOM AND STRUCK RIGHT SYMC ELEVATOR. PILOT PROCEEDED TO CA MAU AND PRECAUTIONARY LANDING.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17760
The Army purchased this helicopter 0968
Total flight hours at this point: 00002205
Date: 05/24/71
Incident number: 71052424.KIA
Unit: 388 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YB980158
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

Crew Members:
P CPT DEWEY LARRY RICHARD KIA
G SP4 LUBBEHUSEN GERALD MARTIN KIA
This record was last updated on 08/07/00


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: CPT Larry Richard Dewey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/71 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 02/18/46
Home City: Weedsport, NY
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-40/69-44
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-053
Short Summary: On ammo resupply mission near firebase 5 north of Pleiku when hit by mortar round on short final causing it to explode.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17760
Call sign: Stallions
SSN: 086369431
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/20/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB989153
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/07/00



Name: SP4 Gerald Martin Lubbehusen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/71 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 19.1
Date of Birth: 04/19/52
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-053
Short Summary: On ammo resupply mission near firebase 5 north of Pleiku when hit by mortar round on short final causing it to explode.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17760
Call sign: Stallions
SSN: 527981355
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/29/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB989153
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/18/00


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17760
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 0968.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6809  15   15 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810 145  160 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811 100  260 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812 141  401 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  88  489 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  48  537 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0  537 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   0  537 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6905   0  537 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0  537 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   0  537 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6908   0  537 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6909   2  539 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6910   6  545 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  88  633 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6912 110  743 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7001 107  850 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 121  971 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7003 135 1106 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  96 1202 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7005 106 1308 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7006 150 1458 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7007 102 1560 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  88 1648 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  48 1696 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7010   5 1701 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7011 119 1820 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  93 1913 WDUXAA 191 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  82 1995 WDUXAA 191 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7102 101 2096 WCLSAA 388 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7103   0 2096 WCLSAA 388 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  19 2115 WCLSAA 48 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  90 2205 WC5EAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN



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