Helicopter UH-1C 65-09557

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000461
Date: 03/10/1967
Accident case number: 670310011
Unit: 170 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 7345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 WINTERS RC
P O3 CARTER LL
CE E3 BROOKS JE
G E5 CULLINS LW

Accident Summary:

While firing on an LZ, the rocket exploded at the right cockpit door. Suspect rocket motor malfunction


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000611
Date: 08/19/1967
Unit: 174 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 085 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT, FLT CONTROLS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73487, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000732
Date: 03/13/1968
Unit: 335 TC CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 07303 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000939
Date: 08/09/1968
Unit: D/227 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 22204 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00001222
Date: 09/02/1969
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort
While in Operations Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0080 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 00037 (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00001583
Date: 09/25/1971
Unit: 134 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: CQ125985
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-1B tail number 65-09557
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 0566.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  86  157 WC4YAA 170 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6611  51  208 WC4YAA 170 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6612  69  277 WC4YAA 170 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  82  359 WC4YAA 170 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  45  404 WC4YAA 170 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703  57  461 3364   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6704   0  461 3364   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6705   1  462 3364   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  47  509 WC42AA 174 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  42  551 WC42AA 174 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  60  611 WC42AA 174 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  76  687 WC42AA 174 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710  19  706 WC42AA 174 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711  19  725 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712   0  725 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0  725 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802   7  732 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0  732 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0  732 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   9  741 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  19  760 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807 114  874 3261   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC           
6808  65  939 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6809  56  995 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6810   0  995 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811   0  995 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812   0  995 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6901   0  995 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM         
6902   0  995 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6903   0  995 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6904   0  995 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6905   1  996 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  75 1071 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  22 1093 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  68 1161 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  61 1222 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  44 1266 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  49 1315 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  42 1357 WARTAA 71STASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  19 1376 WARTAA 71 AHC AM DIV    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  33 1409 WARTAA 71 AHC AM DIV    VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  14 1423 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 1423 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1423 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR  
7006   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7008   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7009   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7010   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7011   0 1423 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7012   0 1423 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7101   0 1423                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 1423                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 1423 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7104   0 1423 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7105   0 1423 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7106  10 1433        108TH DIV TNG    3RD ARMY   CHARLOTTE        RESV      
7107  66 1499 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  38 1537 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  46 1583 WC07AA 79 TC CO         VIETNAM                     RVN     


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