Helicopter UH-1C 66-00610

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000521
Date: 08/14/1967
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1000 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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, 73411, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000581
Date: 09/19/1967
Unit: 176 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 0700 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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Chin Bubble
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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, 73701, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000581
Date: 09/22/1967
Unit: 176 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 0600 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 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: MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE
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, 73729, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000581
Date: 09/30/1967
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 1600 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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Top
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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, 73809, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000645
Date: 10/11/1967
Unit: 176 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 1000 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (14.5MM)
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS
The self sealing fuel tank sealed and did not leak.
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73891, JSIDR, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000787
Date: 12/29/1967
Unit: 176 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 0400 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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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, 74620, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000787
Date: 12/31/1967
Unit: 176 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 0250 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. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: 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: LNOF, 74640, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00001923
Date: 01/27/1971
Accident case number: 710127071
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 40331
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 MEDIATE AJ
CP O2 RAMEY JC

Passengers:
 MAINT SUPERVISOR, MS, G;


Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 1300 HRS ON THE 27TH OF JAN 71 THE ABOVE MENTIONED AIRCRAFT ALONG WITH ANOTHER UH-1C DEPARTED TUY HOA AAF IN SUPPORT OF THE C/75TH RANGERS. AFTER DEPARTING TUY HOA ON A SOUTHWEST HEADING AND AT AN ALTITUDE OF 600-700 FT. THE CO-PILOT, WHO WAS AT THE CONTROLS AT THE TIME, NOTICED A COUPLE OF SHARP JAWS IN THE AIRCRAFT AND GLANCING AT THE INSTRUMENTS NOTICED THE RPM HAD DETERIORATED TO 6200 RPM. THE CO-PILOT IMMEDIATELY LOWERED THE PITCH AND INFORMED THE PILOT THAT HE THOUGHT THEY WERE HAVING AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT THEN TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND NOTICING THE RPM HAD INCREASED TO 6800 RPM PULLED IN SOME PITCH TO GET THE RPM BACK DOWN. BECAUSE THE RPM THEN STABILIZED AT 6500-6600 THE PILOT THOUGHT THAT MAYBE HE WAS EXPERIENCING A LOW SIDE GOVERNOR FAILURE. DURING THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT HAD DROPPED FROM 600-700 FT TO 300-400 FT. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT HAD REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 300 FT THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY AND THE PILOT COMMITTED HIMSELF TO THE AUTOROTATION. BECAUSE OF HIS LOW ALTITUDE WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED THE PILOT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN TURNING THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE WIND AND THEREFORE AUTOROTATED DOWNWIND INTO A RICE PADDY. THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT TOUCH DOWN HARD, HOWEVER WITH THE GROUND SPEED THE AIRCRAFT SLID APPROXIMATELY 4 SKID LENGTHS INTO THE RICE PADDY AND THROUGH A SMALL DIKE SURROUNDING THE PADDY. IN HIS EFFORTS TO KEEP THE AIRCRAFT NOSE FROM BURYING IN THE MUD AND CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO ROLL OVER THE PILOT APPLIED FULL AFT CYCLIC. THE FULL AFT CYCLIC COUPLED WITH THE AUTOROTATION TOUCH DOWN CAUSED THE MAIN ROTORS TO STRIKE THE TAIL BOOM, AND CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT. AT APPROXIMATELY 100 FT THE PILOT OF THE SECOND AIRCRAFT FLYING WITH 66-610 STATED THAT HE NOTICED FLAMES SHOOTING OUT FROM THE TAIL CONE OF THE ENGINE AND THAT THESE FLAMES CONTINUED UNTIL SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00610
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00001957
Date: 08/30/1971
Unit: 608 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XR700744
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 66-00610
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 0966.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   9   15 WQ6TAA 176AVNCO10AVNGP  3RDARMY    FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY            
6611  52   67 WQ6TAA 176AVNCO10AVNGP  3RDARMY    FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY            
6612  14   81 WQ6TAA 176AVNCO10AVNGP  3RDARMY    FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY            
6701  22  103 WQ6TAA 176AVNCO10AVNGP  3RDARMY    FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY             
6702   0  103 WQ6TAA 176AVNCO10AVNGP  3RDARMY    FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY            
6703  56  159 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704  11  170 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705  90  260 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706  86  346 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  96  442 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  79  521 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  60  581 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710  64  645 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711  90  735 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  52  787 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  42  829 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  24  853 WC44AA 176 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   2  855 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0  855 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   0  855 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806   2  857 WCLQAA 335 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  71  928 3261   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808 149 1077 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN       
6809  87 1164 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6810   0 1164 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6811   0 1164 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812   0 1164 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901   0 1164 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM         
6902   0 1164 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6903   0 1164 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6904   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6905   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6906   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6907   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6908   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6909   0 1164 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6910   0 1169 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6911   0 1170 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6912  50 1220 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  53 1273 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  60 1333 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003 108 1441 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  52 1493 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005  58 1551 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  38 1589 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  65 1654 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  66 1720 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  71 1791 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  31 1822 WFJFAA 281 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  24 1846 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  62 1908 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  15 1923 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102   0 1923 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103   0 1923 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7104   0 1923 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7105   1 1924 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7106   0 1924        108TH DIV TNG    3RD ARMY   CHARLOTTE        RESV     
7107  33 1957 WC5EAA 187 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108   0 1957 WC5EAA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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