Helicopter UH-1H 68-16311

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16311
The Army purchased this helicopter 0969
Total flight hours at this point: 00002596
Date: 05/20/72
Accident case number: 720520031
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 9100
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 STURGESS JC
P O3 BODNER W

Accident Summary:

SEVEN TROOPS WERE LOADED IN LZ & A SATISFACTORY HOVER CHECK WAS PERFORMED UPON TAKEOFF MAXIMUM POWER WAS UTILIZED AND BEST DEPARTURE PATH. THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO TOTALLY CLEAR ALL OBSTACLES RESULTING IN A BLADE STRIKE\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16311
The Army purchased this helicopter 0969
Total flight hours at this point: 00002596
Date: 05/24/72
Accident case number: 720524081
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 821
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HORES CE
P O2 WILLIAMS JW

Accident Summary:

ATTEMPTING TO TAKE-OFF FROM THE GROUND AT A DUSTY PAD, IFR CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED, NOT HAVING ENOUGH POWER TO CLIMB OUT A TOUCHDOWN WAS ATTEMPTED WITH A RUNNING LANDING THE RESULT. DUE TO FORWARD MOTION A TOUCHDOWN, CROSSTUBES BENT AFT AND WERE BROKEN AT THE SKID MOUNTS. SKIDS WERE BENT AFTER AIRCRAFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16311
The Army purchased this helicopter 0969
Total flight hours at this point: 00002644
Date: 07/09/72
Accident case number: 720709021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 48 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Marble Mountain in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 650
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CECIL DE
P O2 LUCK LE

Passengers:
X1 UNK, UNK, A;


Accident Summary:

ON SHORT FINAL TO A PINNACLE, ENGINE RPM STARTED TO DECAY. AC ELECTED TO TRY FOR THE PINNACLE. AT APPROXIMATELY 5800 RPM, ANTI-TORQUE CONTROL WAS LOST. AS THE ACFT STARTED TURNING TO THE RIGHT THE AC ROLLED THE THROTTLE OFF AND PERFORMED A HOVERING AUTO. ACFT LANDED HARD, BREAKING ACFT. CROSS TUBE AND BENDING RIGHT FORWARD SKID. RIGHT SYNCRONIZED ELEVATOR STRUCK A BUNKER. NO INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED TO CREW. UPON TOUCHDOWN MAIN ROTOR STRUCK AND KILLED AN ARVN OF THE SUPPORTED UNIT.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16311
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 0969.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6909   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6910  13   13 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6911 168  181 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6912 112  293 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7001 117  410 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 145  555 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7003 116  671 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  55  726 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7005 143  869 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7006 115  984 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  86 1070 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7008 113 1183 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7009 142 1325 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  86 1411 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7011   0 1411 WAYPAA 61 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7012   2 1413 WG20AA F TRP 8CAV AMDV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  43 1456 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  45 1501 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  36 1537 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  70 1607 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  82 1689 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  73 1762 WG20AA F TRP 8TH CAV    VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  74 1836 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7108 121 1957 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  96 2053 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  14 2067 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  91 2158 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  52 2210 WG20AA 8 CAV F TRP      VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  46 2256 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7202  89 2345 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7203  79 2424 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7204  96 2520 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7205  76 2596 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7206  16 2612 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7207  32 2644 WC3EAA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7208   0 2644 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7209   0 2644 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7210   0 2644 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7211   0 2644 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7212   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7301   0 2644 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7302   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7303   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7304   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7305   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7306   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7307   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7308   0 2644 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7309  25 2669 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       STRATCOM
7310  19 2688 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7311  24 2712 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7312   4 2716 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7401   9 2725 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7402  20 2745 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7403  32 2777 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7404  35 2812 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7405  31 2843 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7409   5 2884 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7410  27 2911 W065AA HQ FT RITCHIE    1ST ARMY   FT RITCHIE       COM CMD
7411   2 2913 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7412  12 2925 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7501   8 2933 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7502  28 2961 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7503  17 2978 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7504  10 2988 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7505  21 3009 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7506  20 3029 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7507   2 3031 W065AA HQ FORT RITCHIE  1ST ARMY   FORT RITCHIE     COM CMD
7509  41 3105 W0ZQAN LIBBY AAF        6TH ARMY   FORT HUACHUCA    COM CMD
7510  24 3129 W0ZQAN LIBBY AAF        6TH ARMY   FORT HUACHUCA    COM CMD
7511   0 3129 W0ZQAN LIBBY AAF        6TH ARMY   FORT HUACHUCA    COM CMD
7512   0 3129 W0ZQAN LIBBY AAF        6TH ARMY   FORT HUACHUCA    COM CMD



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