Helicopter UH-1C 66-15019

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000897
Date: 01/31/1968
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 03140 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000922
Date: 03/12/1968
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0040 feet and 085 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 7 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: PERSONNEL, MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some 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, 07203 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001389
Date: 02/25/1969
Unit: 134 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Aerial Tear Gas
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 090 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)
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, 05604 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001755
Date: 08/15/1969
Unit: 134 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 0500 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 Passenger Cargo Section
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, 22701 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001755
Date: 09/14/1969
Accident case number: 690914161 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BP925819
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 224415
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:
AC W1 SCHINDLER DL
P W1 LAWRENCE NE
CE E4 DEFRENN RL
G E4 BERNARD RE

Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 HOURS ON THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER, WO1 SCHINDLER, AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, AND WO1 LAWRENCE, PILOT, TOOK OFF FROM NINH HOA IN AIRCRAFT NO. 66-15019 OF THE 134TH ASLT HEL CO, WITH A WING MAN. THEY WERE TO PICK UP A KOREAN OBSERVER APPROXIMATELY THREE MILES TO THE WEST. BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING POWER PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRCRAFT, MR. SCHINDLER INSTRUCTED HIS WING MAN TO PICK UP THE OBSERVER AND LEAD THE FLIGHT FROM THERE. MR. SCHINDLER THEN SET UP A COVERING ORBIT AROUND THE PZ. SHORTLY THERE AFTER HIS WING MAN CALLED HIM COMING OUT OF THE PZ. MR. SCHINDLER THEN ROLLED INTO A 30 DEGREE TO 35 DEGREE LEFT BANK TO COVER HIS WINGMAN OUT OF THE PZ. HE WAS AT THREE HUNDRED FEET ALTITUDE AND SIXTY KNOTS. AT THIS TIME, HE EXPERIENCED A LACK OF CONTROL RESPONSE AND STARTED LOOSING ALTITUDE. AS HE PULLED PITCH, RPM STARTED BLEEDING OFF AND HIS RATE OF DESCENT INCREASED TO APPROXIMATELY THAT OF AN AUTOROTATION. WO SCHINDLER MANAGED TO MANEUVER THE AIRCRAFT TO A SUITABLE LANDING AREA. AT APPROSIMATELY FIFTY FEET ALTITUDE AND 4800 ENGINE RPM, THE ROTOR BLADE STRUCK A STAND OF BAMBOO ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND ON A DIKE LEFT SKID LOW AND NOSE LOW. RATE OF DESCENT UPON IMPACT WAS BETWEEN 1500 AND 2000 FEET PER MINUTE AND AIR SPEED WAS SOMEWHAT LESS THAN 30 KNOTS. AFTER STRIKING THE GROUND, THE AIRCRAFT SPUN ON ITS NOSE 180 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT. SOMETIME DURING THIS SPIN BOTH BLADES WENT THROUGH THE TAIL BOOM, AND THE TRANSMISSION WAS TORN FROM THE AIRCRAFT. WO SCHINDLER STATED THAT HE HAD FULL AFT CYCLIC AT THE MOMENT OF IMPACT. HEADING UPON IMPACT WAS APPROXIMATELY 160 DEGREES AND THE WIND WAS 210 DEGREES. THERE WAS A SMALL FIRE IN THE ENGINE EXHAUST AREA WHICH WAS EASILY EXTINGUISHED.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15019
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 0267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6702   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
6703   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM          
6704   4    4 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705 149  153 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6706  88  241 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6707  40  281 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6708 138  419 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6709  95  514 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6710  60  574 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6711  94  668 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6712 152  820 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6801  77  897 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802  16  913 WAAXD0 COD 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6803   9  922 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6804   0  922 3261   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805   8  930 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  37  967 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  43 1010 WAZNT0 HQ 7 SQ 17 CAV   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808  14 1024 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  66 1090 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  45 1135 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  72 1207 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  66 1273 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  58 1331 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  58 1389 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  41 1430 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  69 1499 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  77 1576 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  65 1641 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  50 1691 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  64 1755 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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