Helicopter UH-1C 66-00636

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000476
Date: 12/08/1967
Unit: 235 AVN
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 095 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 5.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74376, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000656
Date: 06/05/1968
Unit: 114 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0075 feet and 100 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)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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, 15702 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000707
Date: 07/21/1968
Unit: 114 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue or Rescue Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: TAIL ROTOR
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, 20304 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000864
Date: 09/12/1968
Unit: 114 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 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 Main Rotor Blade System
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: UH1P3, 25606 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000903
Date: 10/06/1968
Unit: 114 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue of Persons
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0015 feet and 040 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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
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, 28001 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000903
Date: 10/18/1968
Accident case number: 681018201
Unit: 114 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 44563
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 SAWYER TE
P W2 MELIS RK

Accident Summary:

.The aircraft departed Vinh Long Airfield at 2140 hrs. 18 Oct 68 on a routine armament test flight. After a normal runup, the aircraft departed to the west climbing at 500 feet and 60 knots with 38 lbs of torque and 91% indicated on percent gauge. At 800 feet a loud bang was heard from the engine compartment. A check of the gauges revealed N1 percent, EGT and rotor RPM dropping. Aircraft was entered into autorotation. The airspeed built to 80 knots, rotor RPM built to 320 and 100 feet deceleration was started and at 10 feet pitch was pulled and the aircraft landed with a ground roll of 2 to 3 feet. The landing area was a rice paddy with no water but was soft and the aircraft settled six to eight inches. On coast down of the rotor system, around 90 RPM the pilot heard a loud bump from the rear and the aircraft started mast bumping. Dismounting from the aircraft, the pilot discovered the main rotor had struck the tail boom 12 inches in front of the 42 degree gear box severing the drive shaft and heavy damage to the tail boom. The engine was removed and is waiting analysis. The droop stop on the main rotor blade that hit the tail boom was found to be inoperative

This record was last updated on 04/14/1999


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001107
Date: 03/22/1969
Unit: 336 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System causing Fragmentation Damage.
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: UH1P3, 08102 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001195
Date: 04/17/1969
Unit: 336 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 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 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: TAIL ROTOR
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, 10703 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001333
Date: 07/01/1969
Unit: 520 TC BN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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, 18201 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00636
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00001858
Date: 10/07/1971
Incident number: 711007101ACD Accident case number: 711007101 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: CQ211358
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 448658
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT MCGLONE GERALD FIELD KIA
OB SP5 PAGE ADDISON WILLIAM JR KIA
TO SP4 PEREZ-VERDEJA RAFAEL KIA

Accident Summary:

. AT APPROXIMATELY 1530 HOURS ON 7 OCT 71, ^CPT MCGLONE^ AND ^SP/5 PAGE^ BEGAN PREPARATIONS TO TAKE A UH-1M HELICOPTER, ^SN: 66-00636^ ON A LOCAL TEST FLIGHT. THE STATED PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO RE-CHECK A PREVIOUS PILOT'S OPINION THAT A HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION HAD BEEN ELIMINATED. ^CPT MCGLONE'S^ PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES DID NOT INCLUDE THE FILING OF A FLIGHT PLAN. THE PRE-FLIGHT AND RUN-UP OF THE AIRCRAFT PROCEDED NORMALLY UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO TAKE-OFF WHEN ^SP/4 PEREZ^ APPROACHED THE AIRCRAFT AND CLIMBED ABOARD, APPARENTLY JUST FOR THE RIDE. ALL THIS TOOK PLACE AT 1610 HOURS, AT WHICH TIME '00636^ WAS CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF FROM TUY HOA ARMY AIRFIELD. ^CPT MCGLONE^ PROCEDED SOUTH TOWARD PHU HIEP, RVN, AN ABANDONED AIRFIELD USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR LOCAL TEST FLIGHTS. HE MADE AT LEAST TWO TRIPS AROUND THE AIRFIELD, ENCOUNTERED AN UNDETERMINED IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, AND ATTEMPTED TO LAND. THIS RESULTED IN A CRASH AND FIRE. SMOKE FROM THIS FIRE WAS OBSERVED BY THE THAAF TOWER OPERATOR AND HE DIRECTED AN AIRCRAFT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO THE PHU HIEP AREA. UPON ARRIVAL THERE, THIS AIRCRAFT LOCATED THE BURNING WRECKAGE OF ^00636^ AND THE BODIES OF ^MCGLONE, PAGE, AND PEREZ.^ SOON THERE AFTER A CROWD BEGAN TO GATHER AROUND THE CRASH SITE. THE TIME WAS NOW 1645.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: CPT Gerald Field McGlone
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 11/01/1947
Home City: Urbana, IL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-24
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-035
Short Summary: Test flight?
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00636
SSN: 347385879
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/11/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ200420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married 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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995



Name: SP5 Addison William Page, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1971 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 07/13/1950
Home City: Worcester, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-035
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00636
SSN: 031401707
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/02/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ200420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995



Name: SP4 Rafael Perez-Verdeja
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1971 while performing the duty of Technical Observer.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 12/27/1950
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-035
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00636
SSN: 263928303
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 68B20 = Aircraft Powerplant Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ200420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00636
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 1066.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   0    0 1735   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6611  63   63 1735   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6612  33   96 1735   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6701   0   96 1735   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM     
6702  42  138 1735   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6703  92  230 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH          
6704  75  305 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS          
6705  42  347 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS          
6706  29  376 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS          
6707  51  427 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS          
6708  23  450 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709  25  475 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710   1  476 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS     
6711   0  476 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS     
6712   0  476 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS     
6801   0  476 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS     
6802   0  476 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0  476 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  22  498 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  82  580 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  76  656 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  51  707 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808  85  792 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  72  864 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  39  903 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811   0  903 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  15  918 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  78  996 WAX7AA 114 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902   8 1004 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 103 1107 WG0RAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  88 1195 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 106 1301 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  30 1331 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907   2 1333 WDFHAA HHC 520T BN34GP  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6909   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6910   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6911   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6912   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7001   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7002   0 1333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7003   0 1333 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7004   0 1333 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7005   0 1333 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7006   0 1333 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7007   0 1333 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7008   5 1338 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7009  33 1371 WDX9AA 238 AVN CO 1AVN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  44 1415 WDX9AA 238 AVN CO 1AVN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  16 1431 WDX9AA 238 AVN CO 1AVN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  42 1473 WDX9AA 238 AVN CO 1AVN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  47 1520 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  94 1614 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  50 1664 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  25 1689 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  27 1716 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  65 1781 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  12 1793 WDX9AA 191 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  43 1836 WDX9AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  22 1858 WDX9AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110   0 1858 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111   0 1858 WDX9AA 238 AWC          VIETNAM                     RVN     


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