Helicopter UH-1C 66-15078

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15078
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000516
Date: 08/06/1968
Accident case number: 680806231
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 26555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 TOLER D
P W1 SHOWALTER KA

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was enroute from Phu Heip to An Khe. There had been no unusual occurences on take off and the aircraft was five minutes north of Tuy Hoa at 4000 feet. The aircraft commander had transferred the controls to the copilot. The engine tachometer went to zero about two minutes later. The aircraft commander checked his instruments and found them to be in the green with gas producer at 91%. He assumed the engine tachometer had failed. Fifteen seconds later the engine quit altogether. The engine stoppage was due to a break in the fuel line, thus causing fuel starvation. Failure of the engine tachometer was loss of fuel which caused the engine to cease operation. The aircraft commander entered autorotation holding 65 knots indicated air speed. He made a may day call and attempted an engine restart. The N1 reached 35%, he released the trigger, but the N1 dropped to zero again. At this time, he was approximately 1500 feet above the ground and close to the spot he had picked for a landing. Thinking he was going to overshoot, he zeroed out his airspeed and again set up an autorotation using 65 knots IAS and approximately 310 RPM on the rotor. He began his flare at 70 feet above the ground. The pilot pulled initial pitch at approximately 10 feet and started to settle. At this point the aircraft had little forward airspeed. He further stated that at approximately 3 feet the aircraft fell through because he had pulled pitch too soon. The aircraft hit hard, folding back the skids, and causing major damage to the aircraft. Skid marks on the ground indicated the aircraft slid 5 to 7 feet

This record was last updated on 04/17/1997


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15078
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 0467.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6704   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
6705   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
6706   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6707  18   18 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6708  25   43 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6709  31   74 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6710   0   74 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6711   0   74 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  13   87 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  38  125 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  42  167 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  90  257 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  60  317 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  86  403 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  50  453 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  63  516 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808   0  516 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809   0  516 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6810   0  516 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811   0  516 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6812   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6901   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6902   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6903   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6904   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6905   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6906   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6907   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6908   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6909   0  516 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6910   0  521 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6911   0  521 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6912  19  540 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  76  616 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  26  642 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  48  690 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  29  719 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005  42  761 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  51  812 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007   0  812 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  51  863 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  21  884 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  28  912 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  32  944 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  20  964 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  31  995 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  12 1007 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  42 1049 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  17 1066 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  31 1097 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  15 1112 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  25 1137 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  12 1149 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  22 1171 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  43 1214 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111  17 1231 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  29 1260 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201  54 1314 WAYBAA 120 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  26 1340 WAYBAA 120 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203   0 1340 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7204   0 1340 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7205   0 1340 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7206   0 1340 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7207   0 1340 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7208   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7209   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7210   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7211   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7212   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM         
7301   0 1340 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM        
7302   0 1340 W0LYAA DIR MAINT        3RD ARMY   ATLANTA GD       AMC        
7303   0 1340 W0LYAA DIR MAINT        3RD ARMY   ATLANTA GD       AMC        
7304   0 1340 W0LYAA DIR MAINT        3RD ARMY   ATLANTA GD       AMC        
7305   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7306   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7307   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7308   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7309   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7310   0 1340 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM          
7311   0 1340 W0MUAA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT SILL        TRADOC       
7312   3 1343 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7401  16 1359 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402   3 1362 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403   7 1369 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404  20 1389 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405   6 1395 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409  12 1426 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410   8 1434 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411   2 1436 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412   0 1436 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   0 1436 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502  12 1448 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503   1 1449 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504   4 1453 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505   6 1459 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506  17 1476 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507   7 1483 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7508   9 1492 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509   1 1493 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  10 1503 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511   9 1512 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512  17 1529 WPR9A0                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI


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